Deeper learning consists of the following skills or aptitudes :
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
Understanding yourself and how you learn is essential in developing these skills, perhaps consider your students discovering more about themselves in order for you to learn more about them?
What are business owners looking for in young employees?
Often a strong work ethic is important; being hard working, having a strong drive to achieve, persevering and sticking with the task, staying focused.
For others they are looking for someone who can ask good questions to help the business stay viable in an ever-changing world. Having an employee who engages in good discussion, embraces problem solving, is open to learning new things, knows when to seize an opportunity.
Tony Wagner, in The Global Achievement Gap (2014, pp. 14-42), identifies 7 survival skills for the new world of work.
How is your school providing opportunities for students to develop these new work order skills?
P.S. You might like to also read 17 habits of the most highly respected employees by Bill Murphy Jr.
Metacognition is more than thinking about thinking. According to Ritchhart from Harvard there are 3 aspects:
The question for educators is how do we plan for and implement these types of strategies and visible thinking processes? Ritchhart has provided a list of 10 ideas to start a culture of thinking. A thinking culture is a part of a learning culture. For students to learn effectively, thinking is core to their toolkit for learning. What thinking routines do you use in your classroom or for your own learning?
Our job as educators is to create dangerous thinkers!
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