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The new report:clarifies the meaning of “deeper learning” and “21st century skills.” Deeper learning is the process through which a person becomes capable of taking what was learned in one situation and applying it to new situations. Through deeper learning, students develop 21st century competencies – transferable expertise within a given subject area, including both knowledge and skills.examines links between 21st century competencies and adult outcomes. Research on links between 21st century competencies and adult outcomes has been limited so far. Cognitive competencies – those related to thinking, reasoning and memory – show consistent, positive correlations of modest size with desirable outcomes in education, work, and health. Being conscientious is also correlated with desirable outcomes.identifies instructional methods that can support students’ development of transferable knowledge and skills in a subject area.examines the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts and NRC’s K-12 science education framework to assess how well they support deeper learning and 21st century competencies. All three documents highlight the importance of helping students understand the general principles underlying specific content, a hallmark of deeper learning.recommends that state and federal governments establish policies and programs to support students’ acquisition of transferable knowledge and skills.