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Authentic Learning and Problem Based Learning (Renzulli)

Authentic learning consists of applying relevant knowledge, thinking skills, methodological techniques, time management strategies, and interpersonal skills to the solution of real problems. A real-life problem has a personal frame of reference and commitment in addition to a cognitive or scholarly interest. It has no existing or unique solution, it is pursued to create new products, services, or information that will change actions, attitudes, or beliefs, and it is directed toward a real audience.