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I. What Transfer of Learning Is The State of Education and the Double Transfer of Learning Paradox Transfer of Learning: What it is and Why it's Important To Teach or not to Teach for Transfer: That is the Question Transfer and Everyday Reasoning: Personal Development, Cultural Diversity, and Decision Making A Brief History of Transfer and Transfer as History II. What Makes Transfer of Learning Work Knowledge Base and Transfer: of the Usefulness of Useless Knowledge The Spirit of Transfer and Peronsality: Motivation, Meaning, and Emotion Cultures and Contexts of Transfer: Social Origins and Support Systems When Theory Fails: The Importance of a Learner's Theoretical Knowledge for Transfer The Two Faces of Practice: Transfer and that Old-Time Lesson Drill The Similarity-Based Brain: Evolutionary and Neurological Bases of Transfer The Harmonic Structure of Mind: Higher Level Everyday Transfer Thinking Coda: Deep-Context Teaching for Transfer

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Key Features * The only nonedited educational book about transfer of learning * Written in a plain, easy-to-understand style * Illustrates how transfer of learning can be promoted in the classroom as well as in everyday life * Prescribes 11 principles for achieving transfer of learning * Demonstrates how we reason using transfer of learning


"Educational psychologists and teachers at all levels will find the book of definite interest, as will researchers pursuing applications of transfer of learning to educational settings." --PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS "...Transfer of Learning provides a readable, interesting, and up-to-date review of the field of transfer... Overall, if you are interested in what psychology has to say about promoting transfer in learners, Transfer of Learning belongs on your bookshelf." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY(2002, Vol. 47, No. 3) "...I was pleased to find this readable and compelling book that combines solid research references and review with prescriptions on how to improve learning transfer... The writing is compelling and the research reviewed valuable. My copy is already bleeding yellow from the highlighted paragraphs!!" --CLARK Training & Consulting, Phoenix, Arizona

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