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Problem Most lessons in formal education are formula or theory-centric procedures devoid of connection to real-world contexts 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/70243696@N00/342753239/ used under CC licence
Real-world contexts Are based on real-life issues, problems, experiences, examples Focus on the application (knowledge-in-use) rather than the mere memorisation of theories, principles Can help engage students, maintain motivation 3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmns/4185319892/ used under CC licence Challenger Learning Center: Mission Control, Houston Museum of National Science
Incorporating real-world contexts Teachers need to consider the various possibilities for using real-world contexts, including: Events/activities Places Student roles Source 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldendragon613/250121658/ used under CC licence
Roles of technology How might technology foster the use of real-world contexts? Use of simulations or games to recreate a model or modified version of a real-world situation (e.g., flight simulator, McDonald’s) Mimic real-world use of current tools(watch this video) 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wlodi/2253850341/ used under CC licence
Activity In pairs, discuss how you might use real-world contexts in art, music or home economics Share with the class using LinoIt Art: Green notes Home economics: Blue notes Music: Pink notes 9