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ERIC Number: EJ820254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
From Sorting to Learning: Developing Deep Learning in Canadian Schools
Kaser, Linda; Halbert, Judy
Education Canada, v48 n5 p56-59 Nov 2008
Observations in many intermediate and secondary classrooms and interviews with learners indicate that many young people are under-engaged or disengaged with the learning opportunities in their schools. This disengagement of adolescent learners underlines the need for a shift from systems focused on sorting to systems passionate about deep learning. In their research, the authors of this article have seen learner engagement increase as schools become more innovative and responsive--and as new forms and uses of technology, greater personalization, imaginative forms of learning engagement, the use of "learning how to learn" strategies, deep and supportive relationships, and new forms of learning-oriented structures are being developed. In this article, the authors identify the four major shifts needed to move from a sorting system to a learning system. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment