CEP 810 – Week 1

Week 1 – Thinking About Learning, Understanding, and Teaching

This week I embark on my journey of completing a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology. This will serve as an extension of my Masters program in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University.

In Week 1 of CEP 810, we explore the concepts of learning, understanding, and how the conceptualization of information impacts teaching and educational outcomes. My classmates and I have been asked to write an essay exploring this topic utilizing readings from Brown & Cocking’s (2000) How People Learn. In the essay, I position learning as a process defined by social and experiential factors that formulate a conceptual map in which all knowledge is placed. I then provide considerations for how this dynamic process of mapping and categorizing material connects to both teaching and the objectives of CEP 810. The full essay may be located here.