Authentic Learning K-8

Authentic Learning

Students take control of the learning process

Student engagement increases when there is higher personal interest. This motivation sparks creativity and allows for accommodation and assimilation of new concepts and skills. The result is that students are better prepared for success for life beyond school. The four main themes of Authentic Learning are:

  • Activities that involve real-world problems and that imitate the work of adults
  • Use of open-ended inquiry, thinking skills and metacognition
  • Students engage in discourse and social learning within a community of learners
  • Students direct their own learning via the project-based approach
primary cooperative learning