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Generation X: Learning Characteristics and Objectives

Based on the learning characteristics of "Generation X", what are the specific learning objectives linked to these characteristics? Please list the characteristics of Generation X and the corresponding learning objectives.

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Based on the learning characteristics of "Generation X", what are the specific learning objectives linked to these characteristics? Please list the characteristics of Generation X and the corresponding learning objectives.

For example, Caudron (1997) offers the following suggestions for targeting instruction to individuals with learning characteristics (see Brown, 1997) such as those identified with Generation X:

1. FOCUS ON OUTCOMES RATHER THAN TECHNIQUES
Help students put information to work--to do something, not only know something. The training director of the Olive Garden restaurants placed the restaurants' server trainees in the role of tour guides for the menu. Rather than memorizing the ingredients of the dishes on the menu, the trainees had to practice telling customers about each dish in appealing terms. In that way, the trainees "not only know why they are learning the ingredients, but they also know how to put the information to work" (ibid., p. 22).

2. MAKE LEARNING EXPERIENTIAL
Engage students in role playing and cooperative learning experiences. Knowing how to work cooperatively with others, to build on the knowledge and experiences of diverse people who bring different perspective to the thinking ...

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This solution explains the learning characteristics of "Generation X," and the implications for learning objectives as a function of learning characteristics.

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