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The Resource Learning in Depth : a simple innovation that can transform schooling, Kieran Egan

Learning in Depth : a simple innovation that can transform schooling, Kieran Egan

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Learning in Depth : a simple innovation that can transform schooling
Title
Learning in Depth
Title remainder
a simple innovation that can transform schooling
Statement of responsibility
Kieran Egan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For generations, schools have aimed to introduce students to a broad range of topics through curriculum that ensure that they will at least have some acquaintance with most areas of human knowledge by the time they graduate. Yet such broad knowledge can't help but be somewhat superficial--and, as Kieran Egan argues, it omits a crucial aspect of true education: deep knowledge. Real education, Egan explains, consists of both general knowledge and detailed understanding, and in Learning in Depth he outlines an ambitious yet practical plan to incorporate deep knowledge into basic education. Under Egan's program, students will follow the usual curriculum, but with one crucial addition: beginning with their first days of school and continuing until graduation, they will each also study one topic--such as apples, birds, sacred buildings, mollusks, circuses, or stars--in depth. Over the years, with the help and guidance of their supervising teacher, students will expand their understanding of their one topic and build portfolios of knowledge that grow and change along with them. By the time they graduate each student will know as much about his or her topic as almost anyone on earth--and in the process will have learned important, even life-changing lessons about the meaning of expertise, the value of dedication, and the delight of knowing something in depth. Though Egan's program may be radical in its effects, it is strikingly simple to implement--as a number of schools have already discovered--and with Learning in Depth as a blueprint, parents, educators, and administrators can instantly begin taking the first steps toward transforming our schools and fundamentally deepening their students' minds
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Kieran
Dewey number
371.2/07
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1027
LC item number
.E4135 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Learning in Depth (Program)
  • Educational innovations
  • Curriculum change
  • Active learning
  • Research
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Learning in Depth : a simple innovation that can transform schooling, Kieran Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foundations for learning in depth
  • Appendix B:
  • A brief outline of the Learning in Depth program
  • The problem
  • The proposal
  • Objections and responses
  • The nature of the topics
  • Some operating principles and examples
  • Building the portfolio
  • What do we do next
  • Appendix A:
Control code
ocn580120223
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226190433
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010011679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)580120223
Label
Learning in Depth : a simple innovation that can transform schooling, Kieran Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foundations for learning in depth
  • Appendix B:
  • A brief outline of the Learning in Depth program
  • The problem
  • The proposal
  • Objections and responses
  • The nature of the topics
  • Some operating principles and examples
  • Building the portfolio
  • What do we do next
  • Appendix A:
Control code
ocn580120223
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226190433
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010011679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)580120223

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