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    Tessa Gray
    What is an authentic learning context?
    21 November
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

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    In a constructivist model of learning, we talk about Play Based learning, Project-Based learning, Passion projects,  Student-based inquiry, STEAM, STEM, Makerspace...we even talk about, In an authentic context with end users in mind...(Digital Technologies) so what is an authentic learning context?

    Where you do start? Concept? Problem? Learning area? Key Competencies? Are these based on local stories, historical moments, tipuna, global or the students themselves? Are these issues-based or curriculum driven? I'd really appreciate some ideas for how you or your colleagues brainstorm contexts for learning. Please feel free to add these below. smiley

    MapSchools and kura are starting back, kaiako (teachers) and tumuaki (leaders) are coming together to map the year ahead, some aren't doing this without the input of their students and the wider community. 

    This resource from Grow Waitaha is an exemplary example of how NZ educators are so willing to share their mahi. I found the exercise of asking akonga their views on learning, in the student conversation toolkit very powerful and the facilitated strategies and support material very useful. There are also examples of authentic/collaborative learning from Grow Waitaha in their authentic curriculum kete.

    I'm off to a staff meeting tomorrow asking for community input on learning design, which makes me still wonder how everyone else is designing authentic learning in 2019? 

    - By Tessa Gray
      • Tessa Gray
        By Tessa Gray
        Jan 31

        MapSchools and kura are starting back, kaiako (teachers) and tumuaki (leaders) are coming together to map the year ahead, some aren't doing this without the input of their students and the wider community. 

        This resource from Grow Waitaha is an exemplary example of how NZ educators are so willing to share their mahi. I found the exercise of asking akonga their views on learning, in the student conversation toolkit very powerful and the facilitated strategies and support material very useful. There are also examples of authentic/collaborative learning from Grow Waitaha in their authentic curriculum kete.

        I'm off to a staff meeting tomorrow asking for community input on learning design, which makes me still wonder how everyone else is designing authentic learning in 2019? 

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