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11. Lessons for Life - Learning and Transfer

Web-based readings

Bransford, J.D. & Schwartz, D.L. (in press). Rethinking transfer: A simple proposal with multiple implications [Electronic version]. In A. Iran-Nejad & P.D. Pearson (Eds.) Review of Research in Education, chap 3, vol 24. Washington D.C.: AERA. Retrieved 8/29/01.

http://canvas.ltc.vanderbilt.edu/transfer/
This comprehensive article defines transfer with lots of examples and a heavy emphasis on research.


Perkins, D. & Blythe, T. (1994, February). Teaching for Understanding: Putting Understanding Up Front. Educational Leadership, 51(5).

http://people.ucsc.edu/~gwells/Files/Courses_Folder/documents/Perkins.Learn4Understanding.pdf
This article describes the importance of teaching and learning for understanding.


Related links

Learning Science Institute
http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ctrs/lsi/
the Learning Science Institute is a basic and applied research organization that focuses on how people learn, with a special focus on how learning can be enhanced through new uses of technology and through innovative teaching practices.

The Learning Research and Development Center – Research Institute
http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/default.htm
University of Pittsburgh
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
Phone: 412-624-7020
LRDC is a multidisciplinary research center whose mission is to understand and improve learning by children and adults in the organizational settings in which they live and work: schools, museums and other informal learning environments, and workplaces.

The Thinking Classroom
http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/thinking/
Developed as part of the Active Learning Practice for School site and Harvard Project Zero, the Thinking Classroom web site provides resources for teachers about how to teach critical and creative thinking in the classroom.

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