Deep System Change – Transforming Learning with New Pedagogies
Focus on deep learning and thinking, rather than accumulating knowledge, leads students and educators to creating new knowledge, understanding and independent thinking. Learners feel a sense of efficacy and empowerment. It’s about depth and sharing ideas in a safe environment so they can be improved. Technology is a tool that accelerates the learning. It is not an end in itself. The goal of this work is to ignite community around purposeful talk, thinking and action to make this world a better place. It is hard work and messy and results in real learning and growth. This interview with Mag Gardner shares the perspective of one superintendent who saw learning communities work through the challenges and benefit from the struggle.