Relevant & Applied Curriculum Deep Learning Shallow Learning Relating key concepts Routine memorizing Using evidence and developing schema Following rote procedures Focus is on growth and understanding Focus is on the minimum requirements Intention is to seek meaning for yourself Intention is to get it done
Traditional Classroom Classroom of the Read/Write Web Textbook Staggering breadth and depth of content. Open-source type classrooms in which everyone contributes to the curriculum. School Teachers Knowledge of primary sources such as authors, historians, and researchers. Do Your Own Work Produce work in collaborative ways for larger audiences. Lecture Conversation. Textbooks are more “closed” sources of information Create own texts from different content providers such as blogs, wikis, websites, discussion groups, and so on. Teachers and students employ the many ways to find information on the web. Reading as passive and “trusted” process Active engagement in reading for truth and accuracy. Paper-based content Electronic learner portfolios. Text-based writing Write in many different genres Mastery of content as measured by passing a test Electronic online portfolios Handing in assignments Contribute ideas and work to larger body of knowledge that is the web
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