I am currently enrolled in CEP 810 as part of my Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program. My first assignment was to identify my understanding of what learning is and discuss teaching methods that support learning (understanding and conceptual change). After reading the first three chapters of Bransford, Brown & Cocking’s textbook, “How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School,” I give my insight into how learning is enabled through understanding and transfer. In short, providing students with an environment where they can think about their thought processes (metacognition), be motivated and looking at students’ initial learning will ultimately help students learn for understanding and transfer the content knowledge to future learning experiences. The full essay (830 words) can be found HERE.