Transfer of Learning • Transfer of learning in Education means the Transfer of knowledge from one context and apply it to another context. • It refers to the capacity of a learner to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to new situations where he/she finds himself. • This transfer of learning is particularly important and of great concern to those who are researchers and practitioners.
Cont’d • The transfer of learning remains a huge challenge in the present generation. It causes concern as learners find it difficult to apply what they have learnt into situations they find themselves. This is called Transfer-Problem . • There are 3 types of transfer of learning 1. From prior knowledge to learning , i.e. learning by building on what learners already know and have come to understand this through formal and informal experiences. This is about the knowledge that you have already integrated into your understanding of the subject at hand.
Cont’d 2. From learning to new learning , i.e. rethinking issues starting with the fundamentals. It is based on previous learning and facts acquired. This is so because we face new environments everyday. 3. From learning to application , i.e. instruction in the absence of application is incomplete education. There must be connection between the material so learnt and the new situations that learner finds him/herself in.
Cont’d • This transfer of learning has been rated as very central in both education and learning Psychology. This is so because: - Learning addresses what is learnt in school/institution - Transfer of learning/knowledge addresses the application of that knowledge to new situations in life. There are several pedagogic strategies that may be helpful in the transfer of knowledge/learning, i.e.
- Fall '19
- Manana George