Teaching for Transfer: Fostering Generalization in Learning

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Anne McKeough, Judy Lee Lupart, Anthony Marini
Routledge, Dec 16, 2013 - Education - 248 pages
The transfer of learning is universally accepted as the ultimate aim of teaching. Facilitating knowledge transfer has perplexed educators and psychologists over time and across theoretical frameworks; it remains a central issue for today's practitioners and theorists. This volume examines the reasons for past failures and offers a reconceptualization of the notion of knowledge transfer, its problems and limitations, as well as its possibilities.

Leading scholars outline programs of instruction that have effectively produced transfer at a variety of levels from kindergarten to university. They also explore a broad range of issues related to learning transfer including conceptual development, domain-specific knowledge, learning strategies, communities of learners, and disposition. The work of these contributors epitomizes theory-practice integration and enables the reader to review the reciprocal relation between the two that is so essential to good theorizing and effective teaching.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Challenge of Teaching for Transfer
1
Chapter 2 A Dispositional View of Transfer
21
Flexible Learning and Understanding
35
Chapter 4 Promoting Transfer Through Model Tracing
69
Chapter 5 Derived Structural Schemas and the Transfer of Knowledge
93
The Importance of the Central Conceptual Structures in the Elementary Mathematics Curriculum
123
Chapter 7 Teaching Narrative Knowledge for Transfer in the Early School Years
153
Chapter 8 A Transactional Strategies Instruction Christmas Carol
177
Chapter 9 Exceptional Learners and Teaching for Transfer
215
Author Index
229
Subject Index
235
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