In CEP 810 this week, I have been asked to write an essay that explores what I understand about learning, understanding, and conceptual change. The full essay can be found here Essay and is influenced by my reading this week of Bransford, Brown & Cocking’s (2000) How People Learn. To summarize, I define learning as simply gained knowledge or skills previously unknown. I talk about how prior knowledge from students effects how they learn and what that looks like in the classroom. Then I discuss how we can get students to be experts and how different they look from novices. Finally, I express my opinion on technology in the classroom. I hope you enjoy my thoughts. I welcome comments or reflections.