Contextual learning: Linking learning to the real world


Context counts. Learning in context can help students appreciate the relevance of disciplinary knowledge and skills, increasing their motivation and engagement. Meanwhile, learning that takes place outside the context in which knowledge and skills are to be applied can limit or reduce a student’s capacity to transfer and use that knowledge in the real world or in a new environment. While contextualising learning can present challenges for educators and designers of learning experiences, leveraging context can enhance the learning experience and learner outcomes.


Contextual learning: Linking learning to the real world. THE Campus Learn, Share, Connect. (2023, May 25).


After narrowing down to a problematic area I realized I needed some more secondary research on what “environmental touchpoints” might have as features. This article is pretty vague but has a start on how context, or a warning, or a “touchpoint” might help with understanding large amounts of information or things that are more abstract or just further from the everyday experience of the average visitor.