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 Dictionary.com

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

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