How to Transform Learning ... with Teaching

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Conferência Internacional de Educação:, Instituto Expertise (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)

Presentation Slides: 

The ability to take what is learned in classrooms and apply it within new contexts is the most important skill for 21st century learners. Transfer of learning is the heart of innovation and the core purpose of any educational system. No matter if you are a teacher, an administrator, or policymaker, no matter where in the world you reside and no matter what you teach, this mission of education does not drift. Unfortunately, by the time students arrive at university, after more than 11,000 hours of compulsory schooling, they still have difficulty transferring knowledge across contexts. This is a sign that their learning is situated, rather than flexible. Transfer of learning is also a difficult skill to teach. In this talk, Dr. Julie Schell will provide an overview of different types of transfer of learning and present several practical strategies for teaching for transfer. A supplement to the talk in Portuguese is here -