Bringing industry into the classroom. Contextualized Learning in Water and Wastewater Treatment CTE Michael Fritschi, PE, Grade V WWTPO. Contextualized learning.
Contextualized Learning in Water and Wastewater Treatment CTE
Michael Fritschi, PE, Grade V WWTPO
“Relating instructional content to the specific contexts of students lives and interests increases interest and motivation to learn”
(Dirkx and Prenger 97’)
Abstraction and manipulation of symbols and theory often lead to de-contextualized learning.
Removing the “detachment” of information from the real world can be accomplished by removing traditional academic abstractions.
(Re-phrased from Resnick 87’)
Application Oriented (nuts/bolts):