What is Authentic Student Work?

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  1. SleekTeach

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    What are some examples of authentic student work vs. non-authentic work?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Eragon is authentic student work.

    I think the best way to know what's inauthentic is to know your students.
     
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    Depends on whether by "non-authentic" you intend 'plagiarized' or 'artificial/multiple-choice/non-project'.
     
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    I was asked to present "authentic student work" as opposed to just "student work." It kind of confused me.
     
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    To me, authentic work means something that has meaning or purpose , while regular student work would not matter outside of the classroom context.

    Examples of Authentic vs Non-Authentic Work:
    -Writing a letter to a grandparent vs writing a fake letter ("pretend you are writing to a grandparent to thank them for a gift")
    -Creating a student newspaper vs summarizing a recent news event in a journal
    -Building planter boxes for a school garden vs completing a worksheet on cubic measurement
     
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    Ah. By whom or for what?
     
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    For me 'authentic' means custom-written not plagiarised paper. 'Non-authentic' paper means plagiarised paper.
    I use Unicheck to check the authenticity of papers submitted to me.
     
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    This is the same way I have understood these words to be used too.
    In the old days, lol, it meant ( to me) if the kid did the work instead of his mom. :)
     
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