How College Students Across Generations Experience Collegiate Learning

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a sense of how college students across generations experience collegiate learning. To gain a better understanding, I interviewed a college student who is currently in their junior year working towards a bachelor’s of science degree in kinesiology. The student currently attends a large, research, land-grant institution that serves 48,000 students. Comparing my collegiate learning experience with the student, we focused on what learning means to us, how we characterizes our learning process in college, what three factors in college were most significant in influencing that learning, and how the collegiate environment supported or interfered with the learning experience.
As we evaluated our collegiate learning experience, there were similarities and differences as to what learning during college means to both of us. The student and I both experienced difficult transitions to college, which defined our student development and changed our learning styles. We explored holistic and transformative learning in our collegiate experiences by engaging in other forms of learning outside of the classroom. Other forms of learning consisted of physical, cultural, and social environments in our collegiate experience. These environments played a large part in supporting and interfering with our learning.
As we transitioned to our undergraduate institution, we both brought our own cultural baggage and experiences to our new environment. Dues to the…

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