Elevator Pitch on the Application of Knowledge

As students experience deeper learning, they frame, understand, and attempt to solve problems as they interact with foundational knowledge. This facilitates their ability to remember what they learned, and they also become more skilled at assessing what they know and what they do not know. Advocates for deeper learning differentiate the use of foundational knowledge to solve creative problems (generating solutions that do not currently exist), critical problems (in which they evaluate current solutions), and practical problems (increasing the efficient and effectiveness of systems that currently exist), and those who have experienced deeper learning are able to address all three types of problems.