Mindset list for the Class 2014 大學新生的心態表

Mindset list for the Class 2014是什麼東西? 這是威斯康辛州內的一所大學Beloit College(伯洛伊特學院)為今年2010年入學,2014年畢業的新生所列出的心態表。

這個心態表就代表了出生於網路世代的普遍認知,這些八年級生,他們的生長環境就是數位化、網路化、自動化的社會,他們想的、看的絕對跟四、五、六年級不同,也跟七年級生有所差異。

自1998年以來每年8月,伯洛伊特學院都會發布這個Mindset List。 它提供了一個整體的概念來描述這個秋天即將入學的新新人類,讓大家能夠知道如何與他們相處。Mindset List最初的用意為提醒教師需要注意的事項,以便知道這個迅速變化的一代又一代。

現今這代大學生已經習慣韓國製造的汽車、500台有線電視頻道、數位已經是身上的DNA一部份、不會寫草書、看手機的時間而不需要手錶、 骯髒的哈里是他們偉大的好萊塢導演、 繼承了一個飆升的美國貿易赤字和預算赤字 … 他們將要享受大學, 其中男性有可能是變成少數,他們將帶著iPhone和黑莓,打電話將只是很多功能中的一項, 現在的他們不會區分訊息和知識, 因此教授們必須知道如何幫助他們。

他們習於即時的訊息但還是要知道如何耐心的取得獎學金,他們將發現如何進行研究的資料由書籍和期刊取得,而不只是在網上 … 2014級的新生提醒了我們,再一次,這一代人來來去去,正提醒的是 ~ 我們,變老了。

以上是美國的2014級大學生的樣貌,如果換成台灣的大學新生,應該如何描述呢? 也許各大學也可以思考看看,不需要老是面對這群學生以後只能搖頭,而不知道如何與他們相處。

這個 Mindset List 不僅讓學校的老師知道來者何人,也讓老土豆們知道如何了解這群草莓族,兩者沒有優劣,只是環境不同所形成。

這個 Mindset List有哪些呢? 列表如下 ~ 這些就是美國2014新生所知道的與習慣的世界

(我們把跟台灣類似的標上粗體,如果有翻譯失真還請多多指正包涵)

1. Few in the class know how to write in cursive. 手寫能力很差

2. Email is just too slow, and they seldom if ever use snail mail. 嫌電子郵件太慢(喜歡即時通訊)

3. “Go West, Young College Grad” has always implied “and don’t stop until you get to Asia…and learn Chinese along the way.” 學中文西進中國

4. Al Gore has always been animated. 高爾還是一樣 … 如布袋戲一般

5. Los Angelenos have always been trying to get along. 習慣於外來移民

6. Buffy has always been meeting her obligations to hunt down Lothos and the other blood-suckers at Hemery High.  暮光之城的一代

7. “Caramel macchiato” and “venti half-caf vanilla latte” have always been street corner lingo. 焦糖馬奇朵與低咖香草拿鐵是他們的行話 … 星巴克世代

8. With increasing numbers of ramps, Braille signs, and handicapped parking spaces, the world has always been trying harder to accommodate people with disabilities. 更多的設施給行動不便者 (台灣完全不適用)

9. Had it remained operational, the villainous computer HAL could be their college classmate this fall, but they have a better chance of running into Miley Cyrus’s folks on Parents’ Weekend. 甜心寶貝Miley Cyrus (台灣有什麼正妹代表呢?)

10. A quarter of the class has at least one immigrant parent, and the immigration debate is not a big priority…unless it involves “real” aliens from another planet. 新住民增加

11. John McEnroe has never played professional tennis. 不認識John McEnroe

12. Clint Eastwood is better known as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry. 克林伊斯威特是火爆的導演 (不知道他又叫Dirty Harry)

13. Parents and teachers feared that Beavis and Butt-head might be the voice of a lost generation. 電視人物Beavis and Butt-head是老師與家長的痛

14. Doctor Kevorkian has never been licensed to practice medicine. Doctor Kevorkian是無照醫生 (其主張病人有權利求死)

15. Colorful lapel ribbons have always been worn to indicate support for a cause.  佩帶彩色絲帶表示支持

16. Korean cars have always been a staple on American highways. 韓國車當道

17. Trading Chocolate the Moose for Patti the Platypus helped build their Beanie Baby collection. 交換一些特殊的玩偶

18. Fergie is a pop singer, not a princess. Fergie是歌手不是公主

19. They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone. 習慣無線電話

20. DNA fingerprinting and maps of the human genome have always existed. 基因指紋圖譜已經存在

21. Woody Allen, whose heart has wanted what it wanted, has always been with Soon-Yi Previn. 伍迪跟他養女順宜 …. 這個不知跟2014級有啥關係?

22. Cross-burning has always been deemed protected speech. 3K黨的焚燒十字架被認為是受到言論保護 (不確定是否如此?)

23. Leasing has always allowed the folks to upgrade their tastes in cars. 租車可以升級

24. “Cop Killer” by rapper Ice-T has never been available on a recording. 嘻哈名人Rapper Ice-T的歌很搶手

25. Leno and Letterman have always been trading insults on opposing networks. 兩位名嘴在對台互相嗆聲

26. Unless they found one in their grandparents’ closet, they have never seen a carousel of Kodachrome slides. 除非在祖父的櫃子找到,不然應該沒看過幻燈片的攝影器材

27. Computers have never lacked a CD-ROM disk drive. 電腦都有CD-ROM

28. They’ve never recognized that pointing to their wrists was a request for the time of day. 不知道手指著手腕是在問時間的意思

29. Reggie Jackson has always been enshrined in Cooperstown. 棒球名人 Reggie Jackson

30. “Viewer Discretion” has always been an available warning on TV shows. 電視節目上都有請觀賞者自行判斷是否觀看的警語

31. The first computer they probably touched was an Apple II; it is now in a museum. 蘋果二號電腦已經在博物館

32. Czechoslovakia has never existed. 捷克斯洛伐克沒存在過

33. Second-hand smoke has always been an official carcinogen. 二手煙會致癌

34. “Assisted Living” has always been replacing nursing homes, while Hospice has always been an alternative to hospitals. 協助式住居一詞已經取代老人院,安寧照護已經是醫院的另外名詞

35. Once they got through security, going to the airport has always resembled going to the mall. 通過機場安檢跟去購物商場一樣

36. Adhesive strips have always been available in varying skin tones. 繃帶有適合各種不同的膚色顏色

37. Whatever their parents may have thought about the year they were born, Queen Elizabeth declared it an “Annus Horribilis.” 不管父母出生時是什麼年代,都是令人恐懼的年代

38. Bud Selig has always been the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Bud Selig一直都是MLB的委員

39. Pizza jockeys from Domino’s have never killed themselves to get your pizza there in under 30 minutes. 比薩不會在30分鐘內送到你手上

40. There have always been HIV positive athletes in the Olympics. 奧運經常有愛滋病的運動員

41. American companies have always done business in Vietnam. 美國公司經常跟越南作生意

42. Potato has always ended in an “e” in New Jersey per vice presidential edict.  Potato經常被拼錯

43. Russians and Americans have always been living together in space. 美國人跟俄國人在太空都住一起

44. The dominance of television news by the three networks passed while they were still in their cribs. 電視新聞被三大電視網主導的狀況已經在他們嬰兒時代就改觀了

45. They have always had a chance to do community service with local and federal programs to earn money for college. 他們有很多機會做社區服務打工賺錢

46. Nirvana is on the classic oldies station. Nirvana樂團是屬於古典音樂台的 (如同說丘丘樂團是古典樂團一樣)

47. Children have always been trying to divorce their parents. 小孩都希望父母離婚

48. Someone has always gotten married in space. 有些人會在太空結婚

49. While they were babbling in strollers, there was already a female Poet Laureate of the United States. 當他們還在吃奶時,美國已經有女性桂冠詩人

50. Toothpaste tubes have always stood up on their caps. 牙膏都以帽蓋站著

51.  Food has always been irradiated. 食物都是輻射照過的

52. There have always been women priests in the Anglican Church. 教堂都有女神父

53. J.R. Ewing has always been dead and gone. Hasn’t he?  J.R. Ewing早已死了

54. The historic bridge at Mostar in Bosnia has always been a copy. 波赫邦聯的歷史橋已有復製品

55. Rock bands have always played at presidential inaugural parties. 搖滾樂團都會在總統就職舞會表演 (台灣是到處都一定會有辣妹)

56. They may have assumed that parents’ complaints about Black Monday had to do with punk rockers from L.A., not Wall Street. 父母抱怨黑色星期一是跟LA的龐克搖滾有關,不是因為華爾街

57. A purple dinosaur has always supplanted Barney Google and Barney Fife. 紫色的恐龍已經取代卡通漫畫人物Barney Google and Barney Fife

58. Beethoven has always been a dog. 貝多芬是一條狗 (電影我家也有貝多芬)

59. By the time their folks might have noticed Coca Cola’s new Tab Clear, it was gone. 當注意到可口可樂新產品TAB時 … 早就沒了

60. Walmart has never sold handguns over the counter in the lower 48. 超市不會賣手槍(本土48州都不賣的啦)

61. Presidential appointees have always been required to be more precise about paying their nannies’ withholding tax, or else. 總統任命官員都被要求一些綠豆大的小事

62. Having hundreds of cable channels but nothing to watch has always been routine. 上百台頻道但是沒啥可看

63. Their parents’ favorite TV sitcoms have always been showing up as movies. 父母喜歡的電視喜劇都會演成電影

64. The U.S, Canada, and Mexico have always agreed to trade freely. 美加墨都是自由貿易

65. They first met Michelangelo when he was just a computer virus. 米開朗基羅是病毒

66. Galileo is forgiven and welcome back into the Roman Catholic Church. 伽利略被原諒重返教堂

67. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has always sat on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg一直都在最高法院

68. They have never worried about a Russian missile strike on the U.S. 不擔心俄國的飛彈 (台灣是不怕阿共的飛彈)

69. The Post Office has always been going broke. 郵局已經破產

70. The artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg has always been rapping. 歌手Snoop Doggy Dogg都在唱遶舌歌

71. The nation has never approved of the job Congress is doing. 國家從未允許國會正在幹的勾當

72. One way or another, “It’s the economy, stupid” and always has been. 笨蛋, 問題在經濟 (已經是口頭禪了)

73. Silicone-gel breast implants have always been regulated. 假胸部很正常

74. They’ve always been able to blast off with the Sci-Fi Channel. 他們總是喜歡科幻頻道

75. Honda has always been a major competitor on Memorial Day at Indianapolis. 在印第安那波里的紀念日,日本車已經是主要的對手

這個Mindset list for the Class 2014,很值得台灣思考,與其說台大人不能進演藝圈、批評上課時間學生有人吃泡麵、有人啃雞腿、有人打開電腦看連續劇 … 這個社會的「大人們」跟媒體的價值觀,給了大家什麼樣的示範,大家摸摸良心,下一代是怎麼樣子,不是一天兩天造成的。

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