Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591405963
  • ISBN-13: 9781591405962
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 321 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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As greater accountability in higher education grows, authentic learning has found a prominent place in the education agenda. Technology continues to open up possibilities for innovative and effective learning opportunities, and students and teachers are no longer happy to accept familiar classroom-based pedagogies that rely on content delivery and little else. Authentic learning environments have their foundations in situated approaches to learning which advocate that learning is best achieved in circumstances that resemble the real life application of knowledge. Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education provides a coherent description of the principles that guide the development of an authentic learning environment, and gives concrete examples across a wide range of discipline areas. The book helps teachers to reflect on the important elements of an authentic approach, and to use the descriptions of a range of implementations to guide their own design and development of an authentic learning environment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education: Table of Contents.
Guidelines for the Design of Quality Authentic Learning Environments.
What Is an Authentic Learning Environment?.
Authentic Learning Environments Across the Disciplines.
Authentic Graduate Education for Personal and Workplace Transformation.
The Music Room: Translating Curricula into Real-World Professional Experience.
An Authentic Online Learning Environment in University Introductory Biology.
Peer Coaching and Reflective Practice in Authentic Business Contexts: A Strategy to Enhance Competency in Post-Graduate Business Students.
Creating an Authentic Learning Environment in Economics for MBA Students.
Using Characters in Online Simulated Environments to Guide Authentic Tasks.
Constructing a Clinical Experience in the Classroom.
Applying Adult Education Principles to an Undergraduate Subject.
Using Related Cases to Support Authentic Project Activities.
Online Classroom Simulation: Using a Virtual Classroom to Support Pre-Service Teacher Thinking.
Speaking Snake: Authentic Learning and the Study of Literature.
Using It to Augment Authentic Learning Environments.
An Authentic Approach to Facilitating Transfer of Teachers' Pedagogical Knowledge.
Applying Situated Learning Theory to the Creation of Learning Environments to Enhance Socialisation and Self-Regulation.
Using Online Discussions to Provide an Authentic Learning Experience for Professional Recordkeepers.
Authentic Cases and Media Triggers for Supporting Problem-Based Learning in Teacher Education.
Enhancing Widespread Adoption of Authentic Learning Environments.
Reusable Resources and Authentic Learning Environments.
Authentic Learning at Work.
Professional Development for the Online Teacher: An Authentic Approach.
Authentic Teaching and Learning Standards that Assure Quality Higher Education.
About the Authors.