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ERIC Number: EJ1059085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Real Life and the Classroom
Van Praagh, Shauna
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v6 p83-87 2013
The choices teachers make about both form and content in designing their courses shape students' perceptions of the connection between "real life" and the "classroom." The choice to begin a first-year law course with stories told by residential school survivors provides an example of how to bring "real life" into the classroom in a way which develops both critical understanding of ideas and capacity for identity-based roles and responsibilities. Classroom and "real life" merge through issues and pedagogical approaches that combine deep reflection with active participation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada