The implementation of authentic activities for learning: a case study in finance education
This paper seeks to demonstrate how assessment tasks set in a finance subjectcontribute to an authentic learning experience. Authentic learning has been shown tohelp connect studentsÃÂ¿ classroom learning to the outside world. Linking what studentsare learning in class to the real world enables them to better understand the problemsto be faced when dealing with incomplete information, while also engaging them morefully. In this preliminary study we explore the attributes of an authentic learningexperience. The assessment task requires each student to research the topicscovered in class in relationship to a country that they have each selected. We showthat this particular approach to student assessment fulfils the characteristics requiredfor authentic learning.
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