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Transfer of learning is the true measure of understanding: If you really ‘get it’ you should be able to apply what you’ve learned to a different task, in a different context without being prompted. Yet, for decades, many research studies and standardized tests results have shown that students are unable to transfer their learning.
Students won’t be in your classroom forever. They need to be able to transfer what they learn today and apply it to standardized tests, to their secondary education studies and to their future jobs and professions in a rapidly changing world.
In this webinar, Grant Wiggins, co-author of the Understanding by Design series, explores what transfer is (and isn’t), summarizes what we know about what promotes and impedes transfer and provides practical tips for teachers and administrators on facilitating transfer of learning. Find out how to use Understanding by Design principles to achieve this goal and maximize your impact on student learning!
These are some of the tips, tricks and tools you’ll learn about during this fast-paced webinar:
- Backward design from transfer as well as from ‘coverage’
- Instructional and testing practices that impede transfer
- How to increase student autonomy (i.e. the gradual release of teacher responsibility)
- The different kinds of learning transfer
- Helping students transfer what they learn across the curriculum
- Meta-cognitive skills that pave the way for learning and transfer