This book offers teaching strategies that allow educators to provide students with authentic learning experiences that they can apply to their lives in schoolâ€”and beyond. Beginning with a justification for authentic learning and how it teaches 21st-century skills, each subsequent chapter discusses a specific strategy and how it allows for authenticity. Strategies include project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and simulations. The book also includes a section on the role of the authentic teacher in the classroom and tips for managing an authentic classroom. The book concludes with specific tactics that can be used inside and outside the classroom to bring the real world to students.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION Chapter 1 What Is Authentic Learning? Chapter 2 The Importance of 21st-Century Skills Chapter 3 Exploring Rigor and Relevance Chapter 4 Inquiry-Based Learning Chapter 5 Collaborative Learning Chapter 6 Project-Based Learning Chapter 7 Problem-Based Learning Chapter 8 Case-Based Learning Chapter 9 The Authentic Teacher Chapter 10 5 Practical Strategies to Take Your Classroom to the Real World Chapter 11 5 Practical Strategies to Bring the World to Your Classroom CONCLUSION: Now That Your Classroom Is Authentic, What Do You Do? REFERENCES ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills.