Authenticity Tip #17: Friendly Competition Drives Innovation

In education, the term authenticity is often used to reference the relevance or meaning of instruction and training to learners. Based on half a million drivers in the Luma Brighter Learning platform providing feedback, our original findings are supported as to how authenticity varies between those who create and decide on curriculum and those who consume or interact with the curriculum.Our goal is to provide weekly tips and strategies for building authentic learning experiences that inspire your team members, create a lasting impression, and grow your safety culture. For more information, read Dr. Gina Anderson’s article, Create Instruction That Engages, Inspires, and Elevates Your Safety Culture.

I Love Learning Podcast, EP17: Julie Decker, Director of Operations at Luma and Alex Decker, Entrepreneur

Authentic Learning Tip #17: Friendly Competition Drives Innovation

Creative, Original, and Finding your Passion

These are the words that Alexander Decker, a young entrepreneur, uses to define authenticity. He believes that competition can encourage innovation and lead to authentic learning experiences.

One way to make this happen is to structure learning around challenges that align to real world tasks. Julie Decker, the Director of Operations at Luma Brighter Learning, suggests that these experiences need to be as close to the actual task as possible. Presenting fun and competition through challenges to the learners may not only help them solve real-world problems, but spark creativity and innovation.

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