The Authentic Task Approach

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The Authentic Task Approach:

The Authentic Task Approach (ATA): An Overview

History of the Authentic Task Approach

Three Powerful Ideas

The Authentic Task Approach is a design that provides teams or individuals with an opportunity to identify a real work task. In a variety of formats, participants are given the time and resources to complete their work while deepening their skills and knowledge.

Eight Elements of the Authentic Task Approach

Clarify Your Task

Identify Criteria for Success

Identify Relevant Resources

Use Data to Make Decisions and Track Your Work

Establish Group Ground Rules and Contract Facilitator Role

Take Time to Reflect

Schedule Activities

Develop an Implementation Plan

The Fundamental Four of the ATA

Parting Thoughts

Author: Kathy Dunne

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