Authentic content - reflects the way knowledge is used in real life.
Authentic activities - Activities that have real world relevance.
Provide access to expert performances and the modeling process - social
periphery and expert thinking.
Provide multiple roles and perspectives - the opportunity to express different points of view.
Support collaborative construction of knowledge - group working.
Promote reflection - opportunity for learners to compare with experts.
Promote articulation - publicly present arguments in defense of learning.
Provide coaching and scaffolding - complex open ended learning environment.
Provide authentic assessment.
Authentic Learning Environment
Altalib, Hasan (2002) Situated Cognition, Describing the Theory . http://eric.ed.gov:80/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/1a/f1/8e.pdf
Collaborative Working Zones of Proximal Development: Scaffolding
Chaiklin, S. (2003) The Zone of Proximal Development in Vygotsky's Analysis of Learning and Instruction. In Kozulin, A., Gindis, B., Ageyev, V. & Miller, S. (Eds.) Vygotsky's Educational Theory and Practice in Cultural Context . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Legitimate Peripheral Participation