Icons of Depth & Complexity
Depth & Complexity icons are used to teach students higher-order thinking skills and to think about subjects more flexibly and deeply.
The 11 icons
Each of these eleven tools are considered essential elements one needs to master a subject. For example, chemists need to understand the language of a chemist, the different points of view of in chemistry, the rules that govern chemistry, the ethical decisions chemists face, etc. Likewise, a master of chess would be an expert in the language of chess, the patterns of chess games, the rules to follow, and the way the game has changed over time.
When students think using these tools, they learn to approach subjects from the point of view of an expert. In doing so, they will understand concepts in a deeper and more complex way.
The best part is, these tools are accessible to young students which means you will have no problem picking them up!
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