Version 2.0 of the individual style of conducting classes by an academic teacher in the context of contemporary changes and trends in education

Andrzej Rozmus, Olga Kurek-Ochmańska


Generations Y and Z are constantly associated with new technologies, so it causes them to think and process information in a different way than their predecessors.. It is extremely hard to state clearly how many benefits and how many problems modern technology brings to the process of learning. On the other hand, technological development cannot be stopped. Therefore, it is necessary to learn about technology and to accept it without negating other factors influencing modern education, like psycho- social and cultural factors. A good academic lecturer should be aware of this close relationship between new technologies and the way in which modern students are learning. The main goal of this article is to try to build a model of an individual style of academic lecturer teaching at the end of the second decade of the 21st century. In version 2.0, the individual lecturer workshop consists of a) the personality of the lecturer and his/her adaptive skills, b) motivation and attitude, c) knowledge and skills in social competences, d) the quality of interpersonal communication (face-to-face, indirect communication), e) the image of an ideal lecturer, f) tangible and virtual elements of the image, and g) technology used in teaching. The contemporary lecturer creates his/her own style of teaching during classes. Firstly, he/she should adjust the tools for transferring knowledge to the students and their perceptive abilities. Secondly, he/she ought to help them in the final settlement of truth and the reliability of sources of knowledge.

Keywords: individual style of academic teaching, teaching at the higher education level, generation Z, trends and innovations in learning


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Andrzej Rozmus

The Author is a Doctor of Humanities in the field of sociology, Assistant Professor at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów and the Head of the Department of Research on Higher Education. He is the author of many expert opinions, scientific publications and research reports in the field of higher education. His scientific interests focus on: sociology of education, pedagogy of higher education, as well as shaping and researching public opinion. He is also the author of many e-learning programs and courses.

Olga Kurek-Ochmańska

The Author is a Doctor of Social Sciences in the field of political science and Assistant Professor at the Department of Research on Higher Education at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów. She manages the Teaching Innovation Team and co-creates the e-wsiz e-learning platform. Her scientific interests focus on the social aspects of higher education, the image of the non-public sector of higher education as well as shaping and researching public opinion.

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Rozmus, A. & Kurek-Ochmańska, O. (2018). Version 2.0 of the Individual style of conducting classes by an academic teacher in the context of contemporary changes and trends in education. e-mentor, 2(74), 4-9. DOI: