May 2018 Academic & Specialist Sourcebooks

Authentic Learning: Real-World Experiences That Build 21st-Century Skills Todd Stanley

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 learning, and simulations. There is a section on how to create lessons across the curriculum, so that students learn how all of the subject areas fit together, rather than just looking at the separate puzzle pieces. The book concludes with specific tactics that can be used inside and outside the classroom to bring the real world to students.