“Authentic learning is the essential setting that education requires to move towards sustainable, meaningful, relevant learning in the 21st century.” Steve Revington
Authentic learning means real world, learner-centered learning. Audrey Rule of the State University of New York at Oswego considers it learning through applying knowledge in real-life contexts and situations.
Although applied to children in the educational system, as described by F. Newmann, H. Marks and A. Gamoran, I think its precepts are applicable to adults: authentic learning
“Teachers provide opportunities for students to construct their own knowledge through engaging in self-directed inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking, and reflections in real-world contexts. This knowledge construction is heavily influenced by the student’s prior knowledge and experiences, as well as … Read the rest