Institute of Education


Teaching and leading Generation Z: the next 100+ stories

21 January 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Teaching Generation Z youth in schools

This talk explores the students entering our universities and workplaces today.

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Emma Hart


Darwin Lecture Theatre
Darwin Building
Gower Street

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Who is Generation Z? What can we expect from them and what do they expect from us? What can we provide so that they can both contribute to and flourish within workplaces and societies?

This talk explores the students entering our universities and workplaces today. Dr Zachary Walker looks at their lifetimes and how what they have seen, done, and know impacts how they learn, work, and play. Understanding this, we can create the best strategies for how to teach and lead them in our learning organisations and businesses.


About the Speaker

Dr Zachary Walker

Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Dr Zachary Walker serves as the Academic Head of Learning and Teaching for the Department of Psychology and Human Development and leads the Special and Inclusive Education MA programme at the IOE. 

He is the author of Teaching the Last Backpack Generation and has won numerous international awards and honours. In the last three years, Dr Walker has worked with educators and policymakers in more than 30 countries on instructional reform, neuroscience, and inclusive pedagogies.

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