Generation Y – little brief about characteristics and changing developmental needs of new generation

Y generation term generally refers to the generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, i.e., the people born in the year 1982-2000. Apart from being intellectual, students are also emotional and social beings – which impacts learning and performance.

Students come to formal education with a range of knowledge and skills. On an averaged students spend more than 10 years in school, so many schools in India have universal primary and secondary education coverage.

Early childhood education is very important in child’s development, as it builds a foundation of the education. Currently, 15% of school droppers, move on to the further education. So in order to improve this productivity & competitiveness, skills of high level are needed.

Attracting qualified teachers is a great challenge. There is a poor authority in schools themselves. The quality and relevant education are very important to achieving economic growth.

The following points can be considered as the needs of the new generation in terms of education:

  • Observation, listening and interacting with faculties
  • Motivations
  • More attention to regular mentoring, advising and feedback.
  • Structured opportunities to observe, meet and talk with peers.
  • Regular and guided reflection.