Authentic learning

Resources and ideas about authentic learning and authentic e-learning

 
 

This site describes a model of authentic learning, based on 9 key elements that can be used to design authentic learning environments. It has been created to support courses and units using authentic learning and authentic e-learning.

NINE ELEMENTS OF AUTHENTIC LEARNING:

  1. 1.Provide authentic contexts that reflect the way the knowledge will be used in real life

  2. 2.Provide authentic tasks and activities

  3. 3.Provide access to expert performances and the modelling of processes

  4. 4.Provide multiple roles and perspectives

  5. 5.Support collaborative construction of knowledge

  6. 6.Promote reflection to enable abstractions to be formed

  7. 7.Promote articulation to enable tacit knowledge to be made explicit

  8. 8.Provide coaching and scaffolding by the teacher at critical times

  9. 9.Provide for authentic assessment of learning within the tasks.

Explore these elements by clicking on the menu items on the left.


READ ABOUT THE MODEL AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION

  1. Bullet Herrington, J., Reeves, T.C & Oliver, R. (2010). A guide to authentic e-learning. London and New York: Routledge.


  1. BulletHerrington, A., & Herrington, J. (Eds.) (2006). Authentic learning environments in higher education. Hershey, PA: Infosci.


  1. BulletHerrington, J., & Oliver, R. (2000). An instructional design framework for authentic learning environments. Educational Technology Research and Development, 48(3), 23-48.


  1. BulletHerrington, J. (2006). Authentic e-learning in higher education: Design principles for authentic learning environments and tasks. In T.C. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006 (pp. 3164-3173). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (Keynote address)





 

    What is authentic learning, why is it needed, and how can we promote it?

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A Guide to Authentic
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  1. Outstanding Book of the Year, Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) (2010)


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AUTHENTIC LEARNING MODEL

   Introduction

    Authentic context

    Authentic task

    Expert performance

    Multiple perspectives

    Collaboration

   Articulation

    Reflection

    Coaching and scaffolding

   Authentic assessment

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