6. Educational Depth
Depth is a sounder choice than breadth associated with surface learning.
What defines depth?
First, the approach makes it mandatory for the teacher to change role. The teacher does not teach; rather, she is the world language expert whom students can consult for all kinds of concerns that can be formal, but also cultural, historical, geographical, as well as grammatical.
The teacher must have thorough, experiential knowledge of the culture (both c2 and C2: popular culture and traditional ‘Culture’ including the arts, architecture, geography, history, and other social sciences, literature, music, religion, etc.).
This allows the teacher to suggest complements to educative projects, guide the students in their explorations and realizations, and provide feedback on what they wrote, or reported.
The students are in charge of their own learning. They are not spoon-fed by the teacher. However, the teacher has a tremendous new job, which is to provide feedback on the details of the projects as they are realized.
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Through projects, learning develops into a broad apprenticeship, as the students connect the dots across disciplines. The curriculum is built by the students from a huge pool of resources that are visual, cultural, textual, and discursive, as well as humane. Thus, it fills the need for interdisciplinary connections.

Moreover, the humane dimension is always foregrounded. The project must have a transdisciplinary scope: it targets collaboration and shared experience for self-actualization and social action. Then, the teacher helps the students refine their work until it is excellent, no matter which topic they have chosen.

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