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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Relevance and the quest for rigorous student learning

Elliot Washor

Relevance, as used in Big Picture schools, helps to create learning opportunities and learning environments that deeply engage learners and challenge them both intellectually and personally within their areas of interest and beyond. Engagement through relevance engenders intrinsic motivation and the rigorous yet satisfying learning that currently eludes so many students. The following article is an abridged edited version of Elliot Washor’s paper presented to the 2007 Curriculum Corporation conference.


Subject Headings

Teaching and learning