Shouldn’t all Learning be Authentic?

When reading chapter 8 of Choice, Ownership, and Voice through Authentic Learning Opportunities, there was one concept that really resonated with me. Dr. Harapnuik told the story about his sons and the sheet on plastic.  It really made me think back to the classroom and reflect.  Have I practiced this all of the time?  I realized the answer was no.  I think that learning needs to be relevant in order to have students want to take control and ownership.  I think it’s also important to keep students engaged.  If they are engaged the interest is not there.  I honestly believe that learning needs to have a purpose.  I have struggling learners in my classroom and to keep them involved, this needs to be a consistent question I ask myself.  I hope that I can improve and make a difference in the classroom.

References:

Bam Radio Network.  Retrieved by https://www.bamradionetwork.com/quoted/tag/8477-authentic-learning

Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2018). Choice, Ownership, and Voice through Authentic Learning Opportunitieshttp://www.harapnuik.org/?page_id=7291 – Chapters 7 – 9

 

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