Students Can Transfer Knowledge if Taught How

Students Can Transfer Knowledge if Taught How 1

D.L. Anderson for The Chronicle

Jessie L. Moore, an associate professor of professional writing at Elon U., asks students to identify rhetorical concepts like speaker, audience, and purpose, 
and how they apply 
to their writing.

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D.L. Anderson for The Chronicle

Jessie L. Moore, an associate professor of professional writing at Elon U., asks students to identify rhetorical concepts like speaker, audience, and purpose, 
and how they apply 
to their writing.

One psychologist described it as education’s holy grail. Another called it "the very measure of learning itself."

They were talking about the transfer of learning. Such transfer occurs in its most cognitively valuable forms when students draw on something they learned in one context, ideally by generalizing its core principles, and apply it appropriately to a situation that is far different from the original.