Yet Another Short Rant on Learning

We have all experienced the change in our brains we call learning. We become capable of remembering information, performing actions, recognizing patterns, appreciating observations, asking questions, and otherwise interactive with ideas, tools, and people in a way we could not previously. Learning is the change associated with becoming aware of and evaluating our capabilities is learning as well. Together the many processes described in this paragraph can be labeled cognition, and learning is about improving our cognitive abilities. Too often educators stop with my first change called learning. “Yes, remembering information is important, but if your students only remember what you tell them to, they will be poorly prepared for their future.”