Research: A new report highlights the need to promote “deep learning” in schools to respond to the needs of the global workplace where “creative, connected, and collaborative life-long problem solvers” are in demand. It argues that this cannot happen unless schools truly reflect what works, citing the following as best practices in education: establishing teachers and students as co-learners, long-term cross-curricular tasks, greater student control and choice, continuous feedback and formative assessment, and greater understanding of the learning process.
Practice: At Chrysalis these practices have been in place for more than thirty years. We base everything we do on our own set of best practices, which stem from continuous research into child development, psychology, education policy, and the brain, in addition to knowledge gleaned from our years of experience. Our dedication to research results in the ability to adapt and encourage innovation in the quest to achieve such deep learning.