This book offers teaching strategies that allow educators to provide students with authentic learning experiences that they can apply to their lives in school – 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.