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Student Engagement

Engagement Through Authentic Learning

  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Sarah Pearce, acel.org

    What is this strategy about?
    Ultimately, we are preparing pupils for their adult lives and as such one of the key factors in engaging pupils is to make their learning authentic. Plan in opportunities for pupils to work in a manner they would expect to reflect real life and they will find tasks more engaging and gain a better overall outlook on their learning.

    What is authentic learning?
    Authentic learning is real-life learning. It is a style that encourages children to apply their learning to real-life contexts and situations. This will make the learning relevant to students as it allows them to apply this learning outside the classroom.

    Why do we have initiatives and not modules?
    If you were wondering why we have initiatives rather than the more usual e-learning modules, read our blog to find out why.

    Click here to learn how to encourage children to Embrace Challenge
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Integrate more opportunities in your planning for authentic learning
    - Use this planning to incorporate multiple curriculum areas
    - Prepare pupils for future careers and obstacles

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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