ERIC Number: ED378694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Crafting Authentic Instruction.
Issues in Restructuring Schools, n4 Spr 1993
Instruction that engages students and gets them to use their minds well is referred to in this document as "authentic instruction." To assist in the articulation of a vision, the Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools has proposed criteria for authentic instruction, which consists of the following five dimensions: higher order thinking, depth of knowledge, connectedness to the external world, substantive conversation, and social support for student achievement. The first article offers examples of two teachers who illustrate aspects of authentic instruction. A social-studies teacher emphasizes coaching in a socratic seminar, and a mathematics teacher models mathematical thinking. The second article describes in detail a framework, based on the five dimensions of authentic instruction, for observing instruction. The last article, an interview with a middle-school principal involved in school restructuring, offers views on how to support authentic instruction. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, Madison, WI.