Teaching for Transfer
A Guide for Designing Learning With Real-World Application
Empower students to become creative, well-rounded citizens who are prepared to meet and overcome real-world challenges. With Teaching for Transfer, you’ll discover a road map for reconfiguring K–12 classroom instruction to ensure learners can expertly apply their knowledge and skills to new contexts. The resource includes ample practices and protocols you can begin using today to cultivate essential transfer-level skills in students.
- Study the three levels of complexity: (1) surface, (2) deep, and (3) transfer.
- Understand how foundational knowledge and skills can be leveraged to create transfer-level learning experiences and increase student engagement and problem-solving skills.
- Learn specific teaching strategies and protocols for incorporating perspective and perplexity in the classroom to mimic real-world challenges.
- Use end-of-chapter reflection questions individually and collaboratively, with other teachers, to build students’ transferable skills.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Finding Our Focus
Chapter 1: Laying Foundations—Building Surface-and-Deep Networks
Chapter 2: Moving Beyond Foundations—Building Transfer Networks
Chapter 3: Introducing Change in the Learning Experience—Leveraging Perspective and Perplexity
Chapter 4: Engaging Students in Transfer-Level Learning
Chapter 5: Integrating Transfer Into Our Teaching and Learning Practices
Appendix A: Resources for Foundational Learning
Appendix B: Resources for Transfer-Network Development
Appendix C: Resources for Engagement in Transfer-Level Work
- Figure I.5: Student and Teacher Success Criteria for the Six Goals of Teaching for Transfer
- Figure 1.5: Generating Success Criteria
- Figure 2.2: Transfer-Level Success-Criteria Template
- Figure 3.1: Change-in-the-Learning-Experience Success Criteria
- Figure 3.8: Incorporating Perspective and Perplexity Into Units of Study
- Online Appendices
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