Article from 1993 discusses authentic instruction’s five standards to help students engage their minds: Higher order thinking, depth of knowledge, connectedness to the world beyond the classroom, substantive conversation, and social support for student conversation.

Five Standards of Authentic Instruction

April 1993 | Volume 50 | Number 7 Authentic Learning Pages 8-12 Fred M. Newmann and Gary G. Wehlage While there has been much recent attention to standards for curriculum and for assessment, public and professional discussion of standards for instruction tends to focus on procedural and technical aspects, with little attention to more fundamental standards of quality.