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Generational Learning Styles


Adult Programs / Professional Development -
Adult Online Professional & Personal Development Fall 2022

This course focuses on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience." Acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning and your teaching.

This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Learning Styles.

Class Details

Unit 1
  • Introduction to Generational Learning Styles
  • The origin of generational learning styles & foundation of learning style theories
  • Learning theory and the brain
  • What defines a generation - the concept of the cohort experience
Unit 2
  • Understanding generational factors influencing how you learn and teach
  • Characteristics of the Baby Boomers
  • Characteristics and definitions for Generation X
  • Learning characteristics of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers
  • How YOUR generational characteristics influence your approach to teaching: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y
Unit 3: 
  • Understanding Generation Y
  • Core values of Gen Y
  • Impact of technology on generational learning
  • The impact of generational characteristics on approaches to and expectations of education, perceptions of time, prioritizing work/life/school, goals and ambition, collaborative vs. individual, worldview, inputs versus outcomes and other value differences
Unit 4:
  • Helping Your Gen Y Students to Learn More
  • Communication tips with Gen Y students and the emerging generation
  • Classroom instruction tips for Gen Y and the emerging generation
  • Addressing awkwardness and other social characteristics of Gen Y
  • Understanding and using technology to facilitate learning
  • The top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more 

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Kassia Dellabough

LERN Instructor

Kassia Dellabough has over thirty years of teaching experience ranging from Montessori pre-school to teaching as artist-in-residence in elementary and high school settings. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and currently holds a Senior Instructor position at the University of Oregon. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and on-line. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach on-line at the university in 1997 and serves as mentor for faculty across campus for on-line teaching.

Dellabough has worked as a career counselor with pre-service teachers on career preparation and developed a long-standing annual Career Explorations event focused on linking student teachers with school administrators for mentoring and career guidance. She has assisted students with the preparation of teaching portfolios for the national standards. She is a Qualified Meyers-Briggs Assessment Administrator, has a Neurolinguistic Practitioner Certification, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator certified by the GCDF Council for Credentialing & Education. Dellabough has written on the subject of generational learning styles, does speaking all over the United States and Canada on the subject, and is LERN’s lead presenter for a four day intensive training institute for professionals on the subject. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation focus is on how an undergraduate arts curriculum facilitates cultural proficiency. She considers generational differences as one important facet of diversity.

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Virtual Class
Sun-Sat, Nov 7 - Dec 2
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

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Min Age   16 yr.

$ 145.00
single course