Gen Z Is for Sensibility

Monday, March 6
12:00PM - 12:20PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 15

790879

Alexandra Ellison
Dunce Labs - Chief Dunce

Summary

Compared to their predecessors, these teens are serious and mature. When I asked one student why he was no longer interested in astronomy, he replied, “There’s no point in learning about that. NASA’s losing funding.” In a program designed to get teens exposed to future opportunities one girl said her least favorite part was the part about entrepreneurship. Generation Z, which is made up of kids born between roughly 1996-2010, is characterized as much more pragmatic, tech-oriented and realistic. Many of them do not remember a time when their families did not own computers and iPhones. Gen Z’s pragmatism might be attributed to the economic downturn and terrorism they were born into.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Future20
Track:
Entrepreneurialism
Tags:
innovation in education entrepreneurship education generation z

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