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Disrupt Your Classroom with Authentic Learning

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What: Authentic Learning has been a buzzword in education for quite some time and has many definitions but is most understood as making learning meaningful by engaging students in relevant and real-world experiences (source). But, what does that mean exactly? This blog will discuss Authentic Learning and how it can be used to disrupt your classroom – for the better. 

Why: Authentic Learning allows educators to bring a real-world context to the classroom by allowing students opportunities to take real-world issues and problems and create solutions that are applicable to a group of people regardless of if they are local, national, or global (source). Implementing Authentic Learning experiences simply means that you are allowing learning to be an active process led by students. Long gone are the days of sit and listen learning. Students need to be engaged in the content of the lesson and take ownership of their learning. One of the best ways to do this is through Inquiry Based Learning allowing students to question and have their curiosity lead the way of Authentic Learning. 

How to: Implementing Authentic Learning experiences disrupts your classroom for the better because it prepares learners for the real world, enhances creativity, improves critical thinking, increases engagement and motivation, boosts retention of information, teachers life skills like collaboration and problem-solving, and allows students to understand multiple perspectives (source). Implementing Active Learning in your classroom might be hard at first but is well worth it in the end. 

Next Steps

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TLDR (too long didn’t read):

Authentic Learning has been a buzzword in education for quite some time and has many definitions but is most understood as making learning meaningful by engaging students in relevant and real-world experiences (source). But, what does that mean exactly? This blog will discuss Authentic Learning and how it can be used to disrupt your classroom – for the better. 

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