Real World Learning asks teachers to “guide” students through the learning process. Traditional teaching is re-framed in the context of a project that reaches out into the real world.
Projects within RWL do not mean just presenting a poster or speaking on a subject they learned about in class. Instead, RWL asks students to answer a “Driving Question”, open ended content that they must explore and delve into in order to become experts. This is done in collaboration with a team, guided by the teacher, is a sustained inquiry process that takes them until they have created a product that is authentic to the real world or the student’s life.
Check out more on RWL at milehighacademy.org/realworldlearning.