Sep 072011

Tonight’s #edchat conversation was varied, but I was particularly struck by my conversation with Steven Anderson and Lyn Hilt about the word authentic. I often hear people use the term when talking about student-centered, project-based, real world learning. All of these things, I like. However, upon closer scrutiny, I think the word authentic does not describe any of these things.

From Merriam Webster online dictionary



From now on I will be more specific when I describe various types of teaching and learning I observe, desire or practice.

  One Response to “Why I’m Going to Stop Using the Word ‘Authentic’”

  1. […] energizing. It has also made it clear to me what real student-centered, hands-on, authentic (though I vowed never to use that word again) learning looks and sounds […]

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