Deeper Learning = Workforce Readiness
How this core set of skills allows students to apply their knowledge in the classroom, and more importantly, on the job
Deeper Learning Blogs
When it comes to K-12 education, it’s one thing to know how to read and write. It’s another thing to take what you’ve learned and apply those skills to real-life situations. This is known as deeper learning, which takes core academic content, like math and reading, and teaches students how to:
- Think critically
- Communicate effectively
- Believe in themselves (known as an academic mindset)
- Direct their own learning
Having this core set of skills will allow students to apply their knowledge in the classroom, and more importantly, on the job.
Deeper learning can help build the “executive functioning” skills that employers value. This, in turn, makes a stronger workforce that can meet the demands of the modern job market, particularly in growing sectors like STEM professions.
This six-part blog series will take a deeper dive into deeper learning. Here, you’ll hear from a business leader, an Olympic athlete, a retired military leader, a parent, and a principal as to why deeper learning is an essential approach to fomenting a results-based education that strengthens the U.S. economy.
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