Transfer to Learning. EDU 330: Educational Psychology Daniel Moos.
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Transfer to Learning
EDU 330: Educational Psychology
You are also a well decorated army general. It is your goal to capture an evil general in the middle of a small village. You will need the firepower of all your army to capture the general. Many roads lead to the general, but land mines lurk below their surface. Small number of soldiers can travel safely on the roads, but a large force will detonate the mines, killing those traveling on the road. How might you solve this problem so that all of your army can safely get to the middle of the small village to capture the evil general?
In addition to a well decorated general, you are a world-famous doctor. One of your patients, Joe, has a malignant tumor on his heart. Your best option is to use radiation lasers to destroy the tumor. You will need to use high-intensity gamma ray lasers to completely remove it. However, this high-intensity laser will also kill the healthy tissue around the heart. At lower intensities, the gamma rays are harmless to healthy tissue, but they will not individually destroy the tumor either. How might you use the gamma rays to destroy the tumor without killing the healthy tissue?
What do novices and experts see?
Experts’ knowledge also tied to their context…impossible checkmate…difficult to remember?
A situation in which prior learning aids subsequent learning
A situation in which prior learning has no effect on new learning
Situation in which prior learning aids subsequent learning because of specific similarities between two tasks
Situation in which prior learning aids subsequent learning due to the use of similar cognitive strategies
1 > 2 = 3
Initial TaskTransfer Task
1 = 2 > 3
Applying math skills over the course of a unit to solve “new” problems on the unit test
Applying math skills over the course of a unit years later to determine investment options
Previously learned skill almost automatically retrieved and applied to similar task
Requires effortful formulation of an “abstraction” that allows a connection to be made between two tasks
+ 24 +192
How long did it take you to “figure” out college and its similarities/differences with hs?