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Review the list below of attributes of experiences that led to deep learning. Which of them remind you of an experience you had in which you learned deeply?
Write a journal-style reflection (1–2 pages) of the deep-learning experience you remember. When and where did it take place? How old were you? Were you with peers? Was it a classroom experience or did it take place in another environment—perhaps not a formal learning environment? What were your feelings at the time? What did you learn? Were you able to apply your newly gained knowledge to a real-world situation?
Some Attributes of Deep-Learning Experiences
Be actively involved with your learning.
Be engaged in real and meaningful learning activities.
Understand how the learning fits into a bigger picture beyond the structure of a course or class.
Engage in reflective writing that personalizes your learning.
Sense or believe that you are in a supportive environment without fear of making mistakes or fear of taking risks.
Sense a freedom from judgment of others.
Actively synthesize concepts.
Actively relate the information to your life and experience.
Actively integrate new ideas and knowledge with existing knowledge.
Engage in discussion with peers or others.
Take deep interest in the subject.
Reflect on your learning.

Deep Learning