AIR is conducting a three-year study to examine the ways in which schools provide opportunities for students to acquire complex knowledge and deeper learning skills.
Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the study examines the impact of these opportunities on how students develop five dimensions of deeper learning: mastery of core content, critical thinking skills, collaboration skills, communication skills, and independent learning skills. All twenty high schools selected for the study were part of any of ten networks for deeper learning and had a mature and at least moderately well-implemented approach to promoting deeper learning.
The reports from the study were released on September 24, 2014:
- The Shape of Deeper Learning: Strategies, Structures, and Cultures in Deeper Learning Network High Schools
- Providing Opportunities for Deeper Learning
- Evidence of Deeper Learning Outcomes
For more information, visit www.studyofdeeperlearning.org.