Saturday, January 22, 2011

Deep and surface

What the difference between deep and surface learning?

To see the difference let us look at the definitions of learning.

“Learning” means different things to different people. Säljö (1979) classified the conceptions held by respondents in his interview-based study into five categories:

1. Learning as a quantitative increase in knowledge. Learning is acquiring
information or “knowing a lot”

2. Learning as memorising. Learning is storing information that can be reproduced.

3. Learning as acquiring facts, skills and methods that can be retained and used
as necessary.

4. Learning as making sense or abstracting meaning. Learning involves relating
parts of the subject matter to each other and to the real world.

5. Learning as interpreting and understanding reality in a different way.
Learning involves comprehending the world by re-interpreting knowledge.

1, 2 & 3 is surface learning and 4 &5 Deep learning.

Read more: Deep and Surface learning
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1 comment:

nuratikahseman said...

thanks for sharing en hassan.