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Deeper Learning

Beyond 21st Century Skills

Education authorities from around the globe explore deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to better educate students and prepare them for college and careers. Relying on research as well as their own experience, the authors show how to use intensive curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership practices to meet the needs of 21st century learners.


  • Discover the vital importance of deeper learning to students' future success.
  • Effectively prepare teachers for deeper learning in the classroom.
  • Successfully promote deeper learning with technology.
  • Explore ways to foster students' creativity, problem solving, and sense of entrepreneurship.
  • Accurately and effectively assess for deeper learning.

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Foreword: Beyond the Rhetoric
Introduction: Advancing a New Agenda
Part I: How Does Deeper Learning Look and Sound?
Chapter 1: Deeper Learning for Students Requires Deeper Learning for Educators
Chapter 2: Dispositions: Critical Pathways for Deeper Learning
Chapter 3: Paradigm Shift: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students
Chapter 4: Powering Up Learning With PBL Plus Technology
Chapter 5: Developing Teachers for Deeper Learning
Part II: What Will Drive the Shift?
Chapter 6: The Worst of Times, The Best of Times
Chapter 7: Road Maps to Deeper Learning
Chapter 8: 21st Century Curriculum: A Global Imperative
Chapter 9: Assessment Systems for Deeper Learning
Part III: What Lessons Will Work?
Chapter 10: Breakthrough Learning
Chapter 11: All or Nothing: A Deeper Learning Experience
Chapter 12: Ears to the Ground: School Leadership in the New Millennium
Chapter 13: The Pivotal Role of the District
Chapter 14: Levers for Change: The Role of the States


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Chapter 1

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Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 8

Chapter 10

Chapter 13

Chapter 14