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As greater accountability in higher education grows, authentic learning has found a prominent place in the education agenda.
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Most language teachers recognize the value of using authentic materials for teaching and learning purposes. This article focuses on two major applications of authentic materials: developing learners' language skills, and orienting learners to the application of these skills in possible subsequent activities in the outside world. The writers describe their experiences in selecting and using authentic materials, and in designing and evaluating tasks that illustrate such applications at tertiary level. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
How might authenticity inform and enhance the social practice of the scholarship of university teaching and, by implication, the learning and development of.
Wiggins, a researcher and consultant on school reform issues, is a widely-known advocate of authentic assessment in education. This article is based on materials that he prepared for the California Assessment Program. Assessment is authentic when we directly examine student performance on worthy intellectual tasks. Do we want to evaluate student problem-posing and problem-solving in mathematics?
Authentic Learning describes learning activities that are either carried out in real-world contexts, or have high transfer to a real-world setting. Personal relevance means that learners should be able to connect the new information they are learning to their lives outside of the classroom and their theories about how the world works. As Tochon points out, there is something of a paradox in planning to be authentic. Although instructors are advised to come to class equipped with a plan, they also should be open to where their students take the learning task. Mayo describes how instructors may have to shift their perception of their own role in the class from that of sage on the stage to guide on the side.
In education, authentic learning is an instructional approach that allows students to explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct concepts and relationships in contexts that involve real-world problems and projects that are relevant to the learner. The basic idea is that students are more likely to be interested in what they are learning, more motivated to learn new concepts and skills, and better prepared to succeed in college, careers, and adulthood if what they are learning mirrors real-life contexts, equips them with practical and useful skills, and addresses topics that are relevant and applicable to their lives outside of school.