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​​A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning

By Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy, January 2014

"This report is about three new forces that are converging to break open prodigious learning possibilities. The first force, ‘new pedagogies’, springs from the new learning partnerships that emerge between and among students and teachers when digital tools and resources become pervasive."

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning is an interna­tional multi-stakeholder partnership bringing together 1000 schools from 10 countries to moblize for deep learning. Langworthy Research served as the Global Director of New Measures for the partnership.

Towards a New End: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

By Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy, June 2013


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21st Century Learning Design is a professional learning program based on the way ITL Research measured innovative teaching and learning. The 21CLD rubrics provide a framework for teachers to redesign learning in ways that develop students' deep learning competencies. Teachers and schools in more than 30 countries now practice 21CLD. 

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research

As part of its commitment to education transformation Microsoft initiated the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project in 2009. ITL Research was a global research program designed to investigate the factors that promote the the adoption of more innovative teaching practices and the impact those changes have on students' learning and higher order skills. SRI International and education systems from 9 countries participated in the project.

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Gallup, 21st Century Skills and the Workplace

This 2013 Microsoft Partners in Learning and Pearson Foundation Study was conceptualized and designed by Langworthy Research.

The nationally representative survey found that U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 35 "Developing 21st century skills in school is positively correlated with higher work quality later in life. In fact, those who have high 21st century skill development are twice as likely to have higher work quality compared to those who had low 21st century skill development."