This study examines how some schools have provided opportunities for students to acquire deeper learning skills and how these opportunities are related to student outcomes. The deeper learning theory of action assumes that opportunities to engage in deeper learning activities help students to develop three types of deeper learning competencies: cognitive (mastery of core content, critical thinking skills), interpersonal (collaboration skills, communication skills), and intrapersonal (learning-how-to-learn skills, academic mindsets).
American Institutes for Research (2016). The study of deeper Learning: Opportunities and outcomes – Teacher survey documentation. Washington, D.C.: American Institutes for Research. https://www.air.org/sites/default/files/Deeper_Learning_Teacher_508.pdf