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Depth and Complexity

Using D&C icons to enhance critial thinking across the content areas.

Laura Moore

on 25 May 2010

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Transcript of Depth and Complexity

Depth and Complexity
Big Idea
Multiple Perspectives
Across the Disciplines
Language of the Discipline
Unanswered Questions
Over Time
What is it?
Sandra Kaplan
Thinking on a higher level
Scholarly Behaviors
Prove with Evidence
Just good teaching strategies
Much of it you do already. The icons assure that you use these strategies consistently and use them all of the time.
Common Vocabulary
Associate professor of learning and instruction at the University of Southern California, suggests that teachers move students, especially gifted students, into greater depth and complexity, guiding them toward academic excellence and scholarliness.
Kaplan recommends eight ways that teachers can guide students to a greater depth of understanding. These strategies, while particularly helpful in lifting the glass ceiling for gifted learners, will help all students excel academically.
Depth: Exploring a discipline by looking below the facts and investigating generalizations, principles, and universal concepts.
Complexity: The ability to see
relationships between
and among ideas in
and within a

Language of the Discipline
Unanswered Questions
Big Ideas
Over TIme
Multiple Perspectives
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