ERIC Number: ED204678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Skill Transfer: An Educational Dilemma.
Robinson, Sharon E.
Transfer of knowledge and skills from the classroom to real life settings is an essential goal of any educational program. A study of microcounseling skills possessed by graduate students examined their interactions with classmates in a role playing situation. All students participated in skills training, responded to videotaped client vignettes, and were then assigned to one of four levels of simulated performance assessment stimuli. Data showed no significant differences among the experimental conditions. Interview experience did not enhance or detract from subject skill performance. When trainees acquired the particular skill, they tended to use that skill with a client believed to be seeking counseling. Results suggest that other skill training methods should be examined for their influence on skill transfer. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).