ERIC Number: ED327444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Teaching for Transfer through the Use of Personalized Application Level Questions.
If students are able to relate what they learn in school to experiences they have outside the classroom, they will become better critical thinkers. This paper suggests a model for teachers to use in aiding such "transfer" of knowledge from the classroom to the student's past or future experiences. By maintaining a profile of the student's nonschool activities, teachers can be prepared to ask questions of students that relate a classroom experience to their nonschool environment, thereby increasing the relevance of education. Conclusions are drawn from three University of Nebraska doctoral studies that researched the usefulness of this method in elementary social studies. A 9-item reference list is included, as well as the "Nonschool Activity Student Profile," a brief survey form for students and/or their parents. (DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Experience, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Prior Learning, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Student Experience, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (St. Louis, MO, November 10-14, 1989).