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Dr. Xiaopeng (David) Ni and E'Lise Flood discuss the incorporation of real world components in traditional course may effect student learning. Students who learn decontextualized knowledge are likely to be able to answer items on a test, but often struggle to apply what they have learned when attempting to solve real problems. Learning that emulates real life is more likely to promote students’ motivation, engagement, transfer of learning and professional development.
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Ni, Xiaopeng and Flood, E’lise, "Designing Authentic Learning for Higher Education" (2013). Scholarship Forum 2013. 5.