Episode 1.7: Man, 16 Year Olds Love to Argue

In episode #7 of Project Based Awesome Erin and Chris discuss  the how(s) and why(s) of trying to incorporate authentic, real world outcomes and a real audience.

They discuss how incorporating more authentic learning experiences and a real audience into your classroom it creates

  • More buy-in on the part of the Ss - Students are wondering how your content/skills are relevant to their lives - show them.
  • A chance for Ss to experience what the workforce may be like after school - and isn’t that kinda why we’re here, in a way?

Erin and Chris also share some specific examples of authentic tasks and real world audiences from their work in the classroom.

Enjoy.

Some things Erin and Chris discuss in this episode:

  • Personal Anecdotes: Movies we should have seen but haven't (00:38)
  • Introducing the idea of authentic, real-world tasks, finding an audience more than just the teacher and why it works (7:00)
  • Examples of real-world tasks/audiences and some specific techniques to use these in class (16:50)

 

Until next time...peace.

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