Move Over Millennials, iGen Is Here! Multigenerational Cohorts: Opportunities for Teaching, Mentoring, Evaluation, and Innovation
A generation is defined as a group of people who were born in the same timeframe whose core values, attitudes, priorities, behaviors, and preferences for interacting, communicating, and learning are shaped by the societal events that occurred during their formative years. Currently, MillennialsÊ(born 1980Ð2000) make up the majority of health care students, residents, and early-career clinicians. Millennials are about to be surpassed by iGen (born 2001-2012), who comprise 32% of the global population, compared to 31.5% Millennials. In cross-generational learning teams, each member brings different skills, values, and expectations to the group. Therefore, an instructor must be mindful of them before creating meaningful inclusive learning environments. The speakers will discuss the mindset needed for innovative teaching success when teaching the new intergenerational mix reaching physical therapy classrooms. They will present models of innovative teaching methods used for didactic content delivery, clinical skills lab, simulation, and clinical education will be discussed. During small-group sessions, sample templates will help attendees brainstorm and create their own innovative teaching activities.