Learning: Surface Vs Deep

by | Jun 16, 2019 | Uncategorized

There is much debate about the value of deep learning over surface learning.

Deep learning is all about making connections, transferring learning to different contexts and creating new things.

Surface learning is all about collecting knowledge and information.

But here’s the thing… In order to do deep learning we need to have stuff to deep learning about and that’s where the surface learning comes in.

Rather than Deep Vs Surface learning, we need to be working to get a balance of deep learning on top of surface learning.

Here’s further reading from Prof John Hattie on the subject. “Finding the balance”

How are you encouraging your children to build their basic knowledge and apply it to make interesting connections?

To your Success
Hil