Relevance of Standardized Class Learning System on Y Generation Workforce, in Kenya
Kiptoo, Anthony K.
Wambui, Tabitha Wangare
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In recent time, learning and teaching strategies have been significantly influenced by globalization. Latest technologies have altered how information is presented and how students interact with that information. Not only would educators have to cope with new technologies and a new generation of learners of different learning attitudes and styles but they also ensure that the learners are prepared to meet the 21st century dynamic workplace needs. This papers findings indicates that lecture learning technique is still the popular learning method in institutions of higher learning but the technique does not adequately helping in preparing learners meet the demand and needs of 21st century workplace. However, although learners suggested skills training, problem based, online and lecture techniques respectively as the best technique that can help learners meet the challenges of workplace is through using it was revealed that 60% of the learning is through lectures, 12% online learning, 10% problem solving and 6% skills based training. In overall learners support that hybrid of all four techniques as the best method to help them overcome challenges of workplace. The paper recommends that institutions of higher learning should adopt hybrid of learning techniques that will prepare learners meet the ever changing workplace needs, this can only be achieved through aligning the curriculum and techniques of delivery with current demands. Keywords: Y Generation, Lecture, online learning, problem based, skills based, 21st century workplace needs.