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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.

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).

This article describes the importance of teaching and learning for understanding.

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The Learning Research and Development Center – Research Institute
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
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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