Designing learning and technology spaces for educating Gen-Z university students

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The internet, laptops, smartphones and related technologies have had major influences on Gen-Z learners. Universities make massive technology investments based on what they believe Gen-Z students’ needs and wants are. Using technology to enhance students’ learning experience is well received. However, its integration into most courses is not as deep as expected. Hence, this warrants further understanding particularly on the implications of pedagogical approaches, learning spaces and technology (P-S-T) on Gen-Z learners.

This chapter aims to critically examine the aspects of P-S-T to enable different types of learning and teaching activities in the HR field to Gen-Z learners using a case study approach. Findings revealed that for learning to be meaningful to Gen-Z students, P-S-T has to be integrated, especially curriculum design (pedagogy) has to be adapted and not just taking advantage of the technology space. Realising this project is not without challenges. Universities need to continuously commit to invest and facilitate the creation and maintenance of these projects as this is the way forward in unleashing the potential of Gen-Z students and to prepare them for the contemporary workforce.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganisation Studies and Human Resource Management
Subtitle of host publicationAn Educator's Handbook
EditorsKate Black, Russell Warhurst
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429262937
ISBN (Print)9780367206895, 9780367206901
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2021


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