Bridging the Generation Gap

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  1. 1. According to the Oxford Dictionary Generation Gap is only a difference in attitudes between people of different generations. The Generation Gap is the accumulation of differences, difficulties, and ideas between people born during different time periods. The gap between the old people and the young
  2. 2. The Veteran Generation born between 1925 - 1945 The economic and political uncertainty that they experienced led them to be hard working, financially conservative, and cautious. They do not like the change, they are not very risk tolerant, have a respect for authority and hard work. This generation set and obey the rules.
  3. 3. born between 1946 - 1964 were brought up in an abundant, healthy post- war economy, becoming an egocentric generation. They saw the world revolving around them. Their life style revolves around the fact that they live to work. Balance is a quaint idea but not really a possibility.
  4. 4. born between 1965 - 1980 Was the first generation raised on to do lists and grew up with high rate of blended families. They were also brought up in the shadow of the influential boomer generation. They witnessed their parents sacrifice greatly for their companies. In opposition to the hard driving Boomers who live to work, they work to live and view the world with a little cynicism and distrust.
  5. 5. born between 1981 and 2000 has been portrayed as the next big generation, an enormously powerful group that has the sheer numbers to transform every life stage it enters. Generation Y (as well as X, to a lesser degree) is also the first to grow up with computers and the Internet as a significant part of their lives. Constant experience in the networked world has had a profound impact on their style in approaching problem-solving situations.
  6. 6. The older generation often feels there is a generation gap between them and the younger generation. Dressing:
  7. 7. Socializing: Before Present
  8. 8. Intimate Relationship Before Present
  9. 9. Still, some old things are difficult to overcome, as there are still the caste system in India, The Indian Caste System is historically one of the main dimensions where people in India are socially differentiated through class, religion, region, tribe, gender, and language.
  10. 10. Pre-arranged marriages in china A Qing Dynasty wedding. The groom's parents are seated. The bride is the one in the center wearing a red dress and blue headpiece, presenting tea to her mother-in-law. The groom usually wears a sash forming an "X" in front of him
  11. 11. Even in education, traditional schooling has hardly changed even with the clear evidence of a digital world. Reflect on how some teachers confine their teaching to the board talk-test method The Features of Traditional Education 1. The students have to attend classes in the university campus according to the schedule. 2. You have direct contact with the teachers and can always ask the questions. 3. You have also contact with the classmates and to discuss with them different things.
  12. 12. The features of online/digital education 1. It is the best variant for busy people, as they can study at the convenient place and time according to their own schedule. 2. Online studying is not very expensive. 3. The locations does not play huge role and the students can live in other any country of the world. 4. Online students can control the duration and pace of the studying process.
  13. 13. In the field of education. A huge generation gap also exists and it will continue to widen unless some changes are adopted at the proper time. The educational curriculum in the Philippines is low compared to other countries. The reason why other countries are ahead of us in the educational aspect is because of the K-12. K-12 is a prolonged educational that allows the students to learn more advanced subjects. Adding K12 to the curriculum will enhance the education of the country. For example:
  14. 14. The adoption of the program (K-12) is a riposte on ten-year basic education cycle that engendered half-baked graduates. With the old curriculum, overseas Filipino workers are not automatically recognized as professionals in other countries because they consider the ten-year education program as deficient and inadequate.
  15. 15. In peasant third world countries where schools dont have technology facilities, it is understandable that the transition to digital education may take time. But given the rapid emergence of digital technology, at times referred to as information and communication technology(ICT), there is the need to prepare for bridging the digital gap in the society. ICT can be defined as the use of hardware and software for efficient management of information. ICT refers to the forms of technology that are used to transmit, store, create, share or exchange particular task. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  16. 16. A person from village also can refer the latest information and research everyday using the internet. Television broadcast is one of the best communication media to educate students, farmers, sportsman. LCD projectors can be used for effective training.
  17. 17. The new network of instantaneous communication is global, overcoming borders between countries and continents. Much of what elders believe may not be applicable anymore to the new generation, especially along matters of traditional value systems.
  18. 18. Alvin Tofflers book, Future Shock, shows how the information age has begun to create many cultural changes in the family, societies, business, governments such as what he calls the throw-away society, modular man, kinetic image, scientific trajectory, fractured family, surfeit of sub-cults, psychological dimension, etc.
  19. 19. Given the speed of ICT for change, growth, innovation, it becomes critical that teachers understand the gap that may be perceived between them and the new generation of learners. Even in communication, sending a written letter has become tedious with the advent of emailing and web- camera face-to-face communication. Since the new generations are expected to face a future professional challenge of a digital world ahead of them, technology-supported skills need to be taught in schools today, or else schools will become a white elephant.
  20. 20. If school fail to respond to emergent changes and needs, new learners may lose appreciation of the educational system, and drop out school, as surveys show an increasing drop-out rate every year.