Reflective Essay On Deep Learning

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The entire purpose of education is to expand and fill your mind with usable knowledge. Unfortunately, now days it seems like more and more students are resorting to surface learning. I say unfortunately because surface learning really does not provide the student with a true comprehension of what they are learning. In most high schools today, students have a substantial course load. Sometimes students have more than six courses of study at one time. Although this can be done, it really discourages deeper learning patterns throughout their lives. I believe that one of the problems is that they are only measured on their test scores. Instead I believe test should be on how much of the subject they actually comprehend. With limited time to study …show more content…
By taking a deep learning approach you can get so much more out of what you are learning, not just a bunch of notes on a subject that you can repeat at will, but a true valuable understanding of the subject at hand. The biggest problem for most is that it is more time consuming. In order to deeply learn something, you can’t just read it from a book. You must think about the information you are reading and understand exactly how it works. You could say that the depth of your learning really depends how much you actually care about what and why you are learning and how hard you are willing to work in order to grasp the …show more content…
Since starting school again, after taking a few years off I am realizing how incredibly important it is to pursue I higher education. When I was younger I always wanted to be a motorcycle mechanic like my father, yet he would never have the patience to sit and explain any of the things that I was so interested in. I constantly use my father’s mistakes to help myself be a better dad. I always look for chances to teach my kids things. For example, my daughter could change a flat tire at age four. Or my wife and I had her writing her name before she started preschool. It is these types of things that I hope will give my children the deep learning advantages for the rest of their lives. I do know that they will need a lot of help with things as they get older, in order to maintain a deeper

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