indeed, some people even refer to it as ‘superficial learning’, in part to emphasise its lack of gravitas. However, our assertion is that surface-level learning is absolutely necessary. It is, if you will, about learning to walk before you can run.
There is a place for both, and the art of teaching is knowing when to highlight the surface, when to highlight the deep, when to move from surface to deep, and then how to transfer the new deep thinking to near or far transfer situations. It is not surface or deep; it is when to be surface and deep.
Suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 3-19, we can help you to:
- Identify the differences between surface and deep learning
- Develop the best strategies for moving learners from surface-level knowledge to deep understanding
- Recognise the situations in which learners are ready to move from surface to deep learning
- Evaluate the progress made by students so that you design the appropriate next step tasks for your students