Source: Hewlett Foundation website, Jan 2013
Deeper learning is the shorthand phrase that the Foundation has adopted to describe this initiative. The term refers to the higher-order skills and academic knowledge that are the surest path to postsecondary education and that students will need to succeed in twenty-first century work and civic life.
A recent report by the National Research Council described deeper learning as “the process through which a person becomes capable of taking what was learned in one situation and applying it to new situations; in other words, learning for ‘transfer’. These skills include critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and learning to learn—all applied to the mastery of rigorous academic content.
This type of instruction will equip students to:
- Master core academic content
- Think critically and solve complex problems:
- Work collaboratively
- Communicate effectively
- Learn how to learn
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