Expectations, goals are required for "deeper learning"

09/13/2012 | KQED.org

Defining and measuring "deeper learning" will require teachers to set clear goals and expectations, while giving feedback to let students know what's expected of them, according to a report from the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. A commitment from local, state and national policymakers will be needed for deeper learning -- a process of taking a lesson learned in one situation and using it in another situation -- to become the standard, said Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University and advocate for education reform.

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