A Look at Transfer: Seven Strategies That Work

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Help adult learners transfer professional development content into their classrooms.

Using teacher-tested techniques, the authors present research-based strategies for professional developers that foster content transfer from the staff training setting directly into the classroom. Listing the types of content transfer teachers commonly use, the text calls on staff trainers ...

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Overview

Help adult learners transfer professional development content into their classrooms.

Using teacher-tested techniques, the authors present research-based strategies for professional developers that foster content transfer from the staff training setting directly into the classroom. Listing the types of content transfer teachers commonly use, the text calls on staff trainers to:

  • Understand how transfer works and set expectations for transfer of learning
  • Model authentic examples of what successful transfer looks like in the classroom
  • Invite participants to consider their usual styles of transfer and to try new ones
  • Brainstorm ideas with adult learners for applying new content in their lessons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971733268
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: In A Nutshell Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian M.Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms. He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning,Data!Dialogue! Decisions!, Twelve Principles That Make the Difference, Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference, Close the Achievement Gap, The Adult Learner, and A Look at Transfer.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Transfer in Theory: Six Levels
Simple Transfer
Overlooks: Ollie, the Head-in-the-Sand Ostrich
Duplicates: Dan, the Drilling Woodpecker
Replicates: Laura, the Look-Alike Penguin
Complex Transfer
Integrates: Jonathan Livingston, the Seagull
Propagates: Cathy, the Carrier Pigeon
Innovates: Samantha, the Soaring Eagle
2. Transfer in Action: Seven Strategies
Rationale
Strategies
Understanding Transfer
Setting Expectations
Modeling with Authentic Artifacts
Reflecting on the Level of Transfer
Plotting on Application
Trying Something Immediately
Dialoguing with Lead-ins
3. Transfer in Reflection: Five Scenarios
Overlooked Transfer
The French Teacher
Simple Transfer
The Trigonometry Teacher
The Music Teachers
Complex Transfer
The Biology Teacher
The Family Living Teacher
Appendix: Student Transfer: A Look at
Bibliography

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