Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom | Edutopia
“Authenticity — we know it works! There is research to support the value of authentic reading and writing. When students are engaged in real-world problems, scenarios and challenges, they find relevance in the work and become engaged in learning important skills and content.”
PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be “Authentic”? | Edutopia
“Everyone thinks that Project-Based Learning has something to do with “authentic” learning. But not everyone agrees what this means.” In this piece, BIE’s John Larmer gives advice about a spectrum of authenticity in PBL.
Bo, I really appreciate these articles (and the links in them) on authenticity in PBL. They broaden my perspective on authenticity while reassuring me that what may be considered 100% authenticity is not always required or necessarily conducive for enhancing student motivation and learning.
I’m so glad to read that this week’s #MustRead Shares were helpful for you. Of course, I thought they were strong pieces on how we all might further develop the authentic tasks we utilize to engage our student learners and impact our communities.