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Do You Really Need to Know Facts?

Heard this before? “Students in the 21st century don’t need to memorize facts. They can always just look it up online.” There’s a good chance you have strong feelings about this statement. But I’d argue what’s crucial is which facts we’re … Continue reading

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When is “Surface-Level” Knowledge Good Enough?

Frequently we hear about the importance of having a “deeper” understanding of ideas and concepts. By this, people usually mean an understanding that goes beyond simple memorization of facts, including the ability to apply their understanding to (appropriate) new contexts. … Continue reading

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