The Use of Technology to Facilitate Authentic Learning

Virginia MacEntee, Shirley Wells
InSITE 2005  •  Volume 5  •  2005
The Use of Technology to Facilitate Authentic Learning will discuss the rationale for developing authentic learning assignments that use technology and allow students to be engaged in exploration and inquiry. Constructivists believe that the most effective way for students to acquire knowledge is to apply that knowledge or instruction to resolve problems that are common to their experience. Therefore, these assignments involve real-world projects that are both relevant and interesting to the learner. Students become involved in an effort to influence an audience beyond their classroom. The Power Point Presentations and the Brochures are developed for their peers and for an audience outside the class (their host teachers and schools).
technology, authentic learning, pre-service teachers, inclusive education, constructivist learning
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