Special Issue "Authentic Learning"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jurgen Schulte

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007, Australia
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Interests: Jurgen’s current research interest is in scholarly approaches to learning and teaching, learning analytics, transition pedagogy and authentic learning environments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue on Authentic Learning focuses on innovative, authentic teaching and learning approaches in higher education. Elements of authentic learning appear to be inherently embedded in many practise-oriented courses where the mastering of certain hands-on practises is essential in students’ future workplace due to professional regulatory requirements (e.g., in nursing, engineering, architecture). The introduction of authentic learning in theory heavy courses and traditionally teacher structured environments, where the relevance to workplace practices is not immediately apparent, requires a more targeted, careful approach to scholarly innovation. This Special Issue discusses innovative, authentic learning approaches in theory heavy courses and traditional teacher structured environments with a view on developing workplace relevant skills for future workplaces.


Donovan, S., Bransford, J., and Pellegrino, (1999). How people Learn: Bridging Research and practice. Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences.

Newmann, F., Mark, H., and Gamoran, A. (1995) Authentic Pedagogy: standard that boost the students’ performance. Issues in Restructuring Schools, 8, p 1-12.

Maina, F. W. (2004). Authentic Learning, Perspective from contemporary educators. Journal of Authentic Learning, 1(1), p 1-8.

Dr. Jurgen Schulte
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • authentic learning
  • authentic assessment
  • Higher Education

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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