What you need to know…
Many ideas and opinions regarding young people’s current struggle with major transitions are circulating. Transitions like university to workforce, or primary to high school. But are these transition challenges new? Are they the same challenges that faced previous generations?
Do we really know for sure!
Are the expounded ideas and opinions substantiated and backed by sound research?
Or are they simply ideas and opinions that are biased and shaped by an individual’s experiences?
It takes time to build understanding
That society is undergoing major changes is undisputed. Whether we wish to attribute these changes to globalization, over indulgent parenting, lack of ‘good’ parenting, technology, or any one of a hundred other possible explanations, the bottom line is that human behaviours at both the individual and social level are changing at an accelerating rate and these changes, causes and consequences, are not fully understood.
No two students are the same
It is vital that we understand what is actually going on because the cohorts born into this environment are on the threshold of taking their place as tomorrow’s leaders. It is therefore our responsibility to understand the potential and pitfalls of the world we have created for our youth so that we can better equip them to take advantage of their legacy benefits and equip them to mitigating the problems.
Modern problems require modern solutions
This requires empirical and secondary research across a wide range of environments and circumstances of the lived experiences of our current student cohort. In this way we can build a framework of the situation that they are facing and design a scaffolding that will allow them to develop to their full potential.
Good research is more than just the data
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