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Chi, Michelene T. H.; VanLehn, Kurt A. – Educational Psychologist, 2012
Transfer is typically thought of as requiring individuals to "see" what is the same in the deep structure between a new target problem and a previously encountered source problem, even though the surface features may be dissimilar. We propose that experts can "see" the deep structure by considering the first-order interactions…
Descriptors: Expertise, Transfer of Training, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design
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Perkins, David N.; Salomon, Gavriel – Educational Psychologist, 2012
We synthesize ideas from the foregoing articles in this special issue and from the broader literature on transfer to explore several themes. In many ordinary life circumstances, transfer proceeds easily, but formal learning often shows much less transfer than educators would like, making failure to transfer a focus of investigation. Transfer, like…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Epistemology, Transfer of Training, Cognitive Processes