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Coming to grips with the millennial mind

“I can no longer teach with these new brains,” says an exasperated Clio Cresswell, mathematics lecturer at the University of Sydney and author of Mathematics and Sex. The core of the problem, she says, is the diminishing capacity of undergraduates for “linked…

  • Luke Slattery
  • The Australian

And it’s not just a problem in the classroom. “I’ve always enjoyed teaching,” she says.

“But these days students are so busy posting on social media — ‘love the burger’, ‘great fries’ — that if something tragic happens to a loved one they struggle to understand why they’re feeling the way they do.

They’ve trained themselves in first-step thinking.

Their worlds are…

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