What is Authentic Pedagogy?

Authentic Pedagogy was first defined as instruction and assessment which promoted authentic student achievement.

Authentic student achievement refers to intellectual accomplishments that are worthwhile, significant, and meaningful – such as those produced by successful adults in today’s work force.

Authentic teaching occurs when the teacher utilizes information about how students learn and designs learning experiences or tasks based upon this knowledge.

Construction of knowledge is the active processing of experience, defined as the consolidation and internalization of information and procedures by the learner in a way that is both personally meaningful and conceptually coherent.

Questions play a central role as they provide the starting point for the processes through which new information is integrated into memory, old information is put together in new ways, and faulty generalizations are corrected.



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