Learning Transfer in Adult Education: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 137 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Learning transfer is the use of skills and knowledge acquired in one situation or setting in a different environment. It is, fundamentally, the point of education. By consciously building it into our curricula, syllabi, and practice, we can greatly enhance the likelihood that students will integrate their learning and their lives.

This issue examines learning transfer across the breadth of adult education. The authors approach the question practically, looking at techniques such...

See more details below
Learning Transfer in Adult Education: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 137

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$18.99
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$29.00 List Price
Note: This NOOK Book can be purchased in bulk. Please email us for more information.

Overview

Learning transfer is the use of skills and knowledge acquired in one situation or setting in a different environment. It is, fundamentally, the point of education. By consciously building it into our curricula, syllabi, and practice, we can greatly enhance the likelihood that students will integrate their learning and their lives.

This issue examines learning transfer across the breadth of adult education. The authors approach the question practically, looking at techniques such as experiential or problem-based learning and the use of classroom technology as well as the perspectives of brain research, the effects of race and culture, and the context and complications of personal change. Each chapter offers practitioners a thoughtful outlook that will help them plan for and implement learning transfer in their particular area of focus.

This is 137th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

EDITORS’ NOTES 1
Leann M. R. Kaiser, Karen Kaminski, Jeffrey M. Foley

1. Learning Transfer and Its Intentionality in Adult and Continuing Education 5
Jeffrey M. Foley, Leann M. R. Kaiser

While transfer of learning is the ultimate goal of any instructional setting, adult educators have few resources they can rely on to support planning for transfer. This chapter offers an introduction to the concept of learning transfer and initial ideas for building this into our educational practices.

2. Leveraging Experiential Learning Techniques for Transfer 17
Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp

This chapter describes how experiential learning techniques can be helpful in encouraging learning transfer as these techniques can foster a depth of learning and cognitive recall necessary for transfer.

3. Problem-Based Learning: A Learning Environment for Enhancing Learning Transfer 27
Woei Hung

Problem-based learning helps students make connections between theory and real-world application. This chapter provides practical methods for using problem-based learning to enhance the likelihood of learning transfer.

4. Considering Components, Types, and Degrees of Authenticity in Designing Technology to Support Transfer 39
Patricia L. Hardré

This chapter discusses the concept of authenticity in relation to using technology to enhance learning and support transfer.

5. Brain-Friendly Teaching Supports Learning Transfer 49
Jacqueline McGinty, Jean Radin, Karen Kaminski

The authors present the workings of the human brain and how this knowledge can be used to create brain-friendly learning environments that support transfer of learning.

6. Racial and Cultural Factors and Learning Transfer 61
Rosemary Closson

This chapter addresses the potential infl uence of including ethnicity or culture as a variable in the learning transfer process.

7. Understanding Transfer as Personal Change: Concerns, Intentions, and Resistance 71
Jeani C. Young

Personal change stemming from learning experiences is the focus of this chapter. Models of change and transition are used to explain the occurrence of and resistance to transfer.

8. Applying Transfer in Practice 83
Karen Kaminski, Jeffrey M. Foley, Leann M. R. Kaiser

The authors offer a synthesis of the ideas presented in previous chapters by encouraging an application of learning transfer to adult learning settings.

Index 91

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)