ERIC Number: ED447908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
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Increasing Student Ability To Transfer Knowledge through the Use of Multiple Intelligences.
Carver, Erin L.; Price, Kathleen L.; Wilken, Diane M.
This action research project implemented and evaluated a program for improving student transfer of knowledge to real life experiences. The targeted population consisted of second, sixth, and tenth grade students in a Midwestern community located outside of a major city. Evidence suggested a need for this program as documented by teacher generated assessments, teacher observations, and student reflection. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that students had difficulty transferring knowledge due to the lack of motivation and the inability to make connections between classroom lessons and real life situations. Other factors were students' ages, students' developmental levels, and students' lack of prior knowledge. A review of solution strategies suggested that students improve their knowledge transfer through the use of multiple intelligences, cooperative learning experiences, and journaling. These strategies were implemented over 15 weeks. Post intervention data indicated an increase in student transfer of knowledge from classroom to daily life activities. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Experience, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Journal Writing, Learning Experience, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Life Events, Multiple Intelligences, Prior Learning, Program Effectiveness, Secondary School Students, Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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