D&C Model

Sandra Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Model

Introduction and Instructions

Sandra Kaplan created the Depth and Complexity Model as a way to scaffold students' thinking and help them begin to think like experts in a field of study. The model consists of eleven icons (or pictures) which serve as prompts to encourge depth and complexity of thought. 

Learn more about each icon by watching the video BELOW and clicking on the tabs to the LEFT. Kaplan’s five new “Content Imperatives” have been included as well.