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LC Module: Real-Life Applications

“Humans build knowledge and skills through actions. Authentic learning situations increases the brain’s ability to make connections and retain new information." (Brain and Learning, Ed Research, n.d.)
“Real-Life Applications or authentic learning builds students’ background knowledge and regularly ask students to present similarities and contrasts between their own life experiences and what is in the text.” (Irwin, Metzer & Dukes, 2007)

Achievement Points - The gears located on each module provide some research specifics why the strategy used in each module raises student achievement. You can click on the gear to read and click on the gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved. For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Resource Guide in the left hand column of this website.