Getting to Deep Learning #BCSLearns


Led by Michael Fullan, the team from New Pedagogies for Deep Learning “work alongside educators to change the role of teachers to that of activators of learning who design learning experiences that build on learner strengths and needs, create new knowledge using real-life problem solving and help all students identify their talents, purpose and passion.”  Their purpose statement is to create “global movement dedicated to transforming learning by identifying new pedagogies that foster deep learning competencies and ways to measure progress.”

Their Deep Learning Competencies  include the following six Cs as defined by Fullan and his team on their website:

  • Creativity – Having an ‘entrepreneurial eye’ for economic and social opportunities, asking the right inquiry questions to generate novel ideas, and leadership to pursue those ideas and turn them into action.
  • Communication – Communicating effectively with a variety of styles, modes, and tools (including digital tools), tailored for a range of audiences.
  • Citizenship – Thinking like global citizens, considering global issues based on a deep understanding of diverse values and worldviews, and with a genuine interest and ability to solve ambiguous and complex real‐world problems that impact human and environmental sustainability.
  • Critical Thinking – Critically evaluating information and arguments, seeing patterns and connections, constructing meaningful knowledge, and applying it in the real world.
  • Character – Learning to deep learn, armed with the essential character traits of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and resilience; and the ability to make learning an integral part of living.
  • Collaboration – Work interdependently and synergistically in teams with strong interpersonal and team‐related skills including effective management of team dynamics and challenges, making substantive decisions together, and learning from and contributing to the learning of others.

These are not unfamiliar as they align with our BCS Vision-Mission-Values-Beliefs.

I have posted about deep learning previously sharing an infographic from the TeachThought Simple Taxonomy for work from Marzano to Fink to Understanding by Design, “an example of backward design, the practice of looking at the outcomes in order to design curriculum units, performance assessments, and classroom instruction.  UbD focuses on teaching to achieve understanding.”

Check out the 9-minute video below where Michael Fullan introduces the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.


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