This week I read chapters 1-3 of Bransford, Brown, and Cocking’s How People Learn. I wrote an essay reflecting upon the reading and making connections to my professional life. I focused on how the definition of learning has evolved to something far more complex than it once was and how so much more is expected of students today. The second aspect of the reading I focused on was how the learning processes of novices and experts differ. Experts think about their thinking and see the holes. Their knowledge is not just a list of facts, but it is compartmentalized. My full essay can be found here.