Authentic learning involves linking class-based learning to the ‘real world’. This article from InformEd explores how authentic learning is influencing education.
Authentic learning is a term used to describe instructional strategies that are designed to connect the subjects students are taught in school and university to the real world.
Authentic learning experiences help students understand the relevance of what they’re learning and how they can apply their skills in the professional world. Rather than discussing hypothetical situations or memorizing information, students are given the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge to practical use in the development of solutions or products that will be of immediate benefit to their communities and the world at large.