For my first assignment in CEP 810 this week, I have been asked to read Bransford, Brown & Cocking’s (2000) How People Learn (found HERE) and explore the ideas of learning, understanding, and conceptual change in an essay. In my essay, which can be found HERE, I talk about the strategies educators can use to help students develop a deeper understanding, and reach their greatest potential. In order for conceptual change to take place, I stress the importance of delving into students’ misconceptions and creating dialogue in the classroom that supports new learning. In addition, to deepen students’ understanding of content, I touch on the importance of asking questions, as well as broadening the focus from memorizing disconnected facts to focusing on larger concepts. I hope you enjoy reading my essay and I welcome you to leave comments!
And….that’s my second blog post…EVER! (Pretty cool!)