Questions for deep learning

z 28 October 2019

Questions for deep learning

When teaching, which questions should you ask to promote deeper learning? Here are examples of questions that promote different competences. Good teaching balances these types of questions.

Over the past few years, we have studied over 300 classrooms and discussed with teachers what the concept implies and not least how this might look in practice. Different definitions of deep learning are often based on an understanding of deep learning as knowledge stored over time and concepts that can be applied across contexts. Perhaps most important is the knowledge and concepts that the student can use to solve complex problems creatively.

four different categories for knowledge, competence and question which promote these

Deeper learning in practice is discovering the need for a concept and then internalizing the concept in a way that permanently alters our ability to use the term for innovation or problem-solving. This is best done through the use of learning lessons designed to allow students to discover concepts and to permanently change the student's ability to use the concept in different contexts. The best way a teacher can develop a deeper understanding in students is to be aware of what questions they ask, what concepts these questions should enable the learner to discover, and finally what content/images/tools the teacher should use to increase the opportunity for students to develop a deep understanding of concepts.

This is why we have created 11 different step types in LearnLab, with different functionalities and visual tools to make it possible to ask questions that promote all the different types of competence

Read more about indicators for deep learning here