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The Relevant Classroom: 6 Steps to Foster Real-World Learning

Author: Eric Hardie

Availability: In Stock

Code: 120003

ISBN: 9781760940270

No of Pages: 166

Publish date: 14/10/2019

Price: $39.95


Students need to connect to the real world, be engaged and learn deeply. But how are teachers supposed to ensure that students meet these objectives in the current school system?

In The Relevant Classroom, Eric Hardie presents six strategies derived from his two decades of experience as a teacher and principal to show teachers ways to foster real-world connections, genuine engagement and deeper learning:

  1. Make meaning central to student work.

  2. Contextualise the curriculum.

  3. Create space to learn.

  4. Connect student work to the community.

  5. Follow the (student) leaders.

  6. Reenvison feedback and evaluation.

This practical volume includes advice on how to get started, vivid examples, reflection questions and tips on how to overcome common obstacles. The Relevant Classroom is about recognising that teachers who tap into students’ capacities for creativity, collaboration and innovation can create learning experiences that are truly meaningful for students.