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Toward an authentic pedagogy: An investigation of authentic learning instruction in a middle school


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate teacher attitudes and beliefs about authentic instruction and authentic learning in a middle school. A review of literature defines authentic learning, discusses historical and philosophical perspectives, reviews teaching strategies, and summarizes the Five Standards for Authentic Pedagogy proposed by Newmann and Wehlage (1993). The findings of the study suggest that teachers should provide an abundance of opportunities for students to engage in substantive conversation so that they may develop higher order thinking skills and the understanding necessary for authentic achievement. Implications for teaching practice and recommendations for further research are also discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Secondary education;
Curricula;
Teaching
Classification
0533: Secondary education
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
Identifier / keyword
Education
Title
Toward an authentic pedagogy: An investigation of authentic learning instruction in a middle school
Author
Caseley, Paul M.
Number of pages
93
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
6200
Source
MAI 43/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496074075, 0496074075
Advisor
Woolworth, Stephen
University/institution
Pacific Lutheran University
University location
United States -- Washington
Degree
M.A.E.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1423284
ProQuest document ID
305037146
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305037146
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