"Relevant." "Authentic." "Real world experience." We have begun to talk about how to answer the age-old question for students "when am I ever going to need to know this?" as we design our learning activities for students. When we relate what happens in our classroom to the "real world" it helps students to make better connections between what they are learning and how they will apply it in the future. Part of this is also creating authentic tasks and moving our learning beyond the classroom.
Questions to Consider:
As a beginning point, take one lesson and apply the following questions on Authenticity from our TRUDACOT model: