Deep Learning places the acquisition of 6 Cs: Character, Citizenship, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity at the centre of learning. Deep Learning takes surface learning content and transfers this to a real world context, teaching students to be innovative problem-solvers who consider how they can use their education to make positive contributions to their world. At Tyndale Christian School, teachers incorporate deep learning approaches into their teaching and learning by explicitly teaching students how to take responsibility for their learning, how to accept and apply feedback, how to engage in meaningful collaboration where all members of a group collectively and actively contribute to the learning, how to think critically by identifying patterns and making connections, and how to communicate effectively to engender change in an audience.
Deep Learning views education as more than mere acquisition of subject content and places greater emphasis on the process of learning. It recognises that the opportunities that are given to grapple with difficult concepts, to stretch, to make mistakes and to reflect enables students to grow as learners. Furthermore, deep learning facilitates students to see the bigger picture - the world as a whole and their place within it, enabling them to consider how they may make a difference in that world.