To result in deep learning, however, faculty must carefully sequence activities — either in class or online — to provide the student active learning and interactions as identified in the deep-learning model. Students must DO something with the work prepared outside of class. Designing sequences that enable students to approach the same material in multiple ways also builds on the science of human learning cited above. Homework is thus not an artificial assignment stuffed into a teacher’s briefcase for later grading. It becomes the foundation for a meaningful sequence to further deep learning.
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Barbara J. Millis, The University of Texas at San Antonio