Monday, September 20, 2010

Student Mindset List - Class of 2014

Mindset List

Each year, faculty members from Beloit (WI) College compile a list of characteristics of their entering class of Freshmen This list outlines some revealing, humorous, and sometimes disturbing trends among Freshmen, and helps their faculty understand just “where they’re coming from.” While this is aimed at college-aged kids (born in 1992 – last year’s high school seniors), high school faculty might also find some of the items both humorous and telling of the kids they work with daily.

Some examples from the list of 75 trends/characteristics:

  • Few in the class know how to write in cursive

  • Russians and Americans have always been living together in space

  • …they have never seen a carousel of Kodachrome slides

  • Al Gore has always been animated

 Read the Class of 2014 Mindset List here.

Watch the authors discuss the Mindset List here.

  • If you need the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in to watch the video, it is available here

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