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Seven Transfer Strategies
Transfer Strategy #1: Understand Transfer
KNOW ABOUT AND UNDERSTAND the concept of transfer. Read about transfer and discuss its relevance to the process.
Transfer Strategy #2: Set Expectations
SET EXPECTATIONS for the transfer. Elicit examples of when the information, skill or concept is used in other content or life situations. Ask students how they might use this new learning; how it connects to past experiences; how it might be useful in particular subject areas or life situations.
Transfer Strategy #3: Model with Authentic Artifacts
MODEL EXAMPLES of how the skill or strategy has been used by showing or referring to explicit models. Share specific examples through real "artifacts" collected from students and/or teachers - people using the ideas.
Transfer Strategy #4: Reflect Metacognitively
REFLECT ON TRANSFER LEVELS by asking: Do I.
Innovate? Take ideas beyond the initial
conception; risk; diverge; invent?
Associate? Carry the strategy or idea to other content
and into life situations; strategize; map?
Integrate? Combine with other ideas and situations;
use with a raised consciousness?
Replicate? Tailor, but apply in similar situations;
all looking alike; replicate, customize?
Duplicate? Perform the drill exactly as practiced;
Copy with no change?
Transfer Strategy #5: Plot an Application
PLOT AN APPLICATION with the Tiny Transfer Book. Record application ideas for your content and your kids. Work collaboratively, if possible, to brainstorm purposeful ideas.
Transfer Strategy #6: Try Something Immediately
TRY THE NEW IDEA in your work setting ASAP. The sooner you use it, the better the chances are that if will become part of your repertoire.
Transfer Strategy #7: Dialogue About Transfer with Hugging/Bridging Questions
USE THE HUGGING AND BRIDGING QUESTIONS listed below to connect ideas from the training setting to the classroom setting:
INNOVATE: "Outside of school, I could use ____________________________
STRATEGIZE: "In ___________, I'm gonna use __________________________
to help ______________________________________________."
INTEGRATE: "_________________ is like _______________________because
REPLICATE : "Next time I'm gonna ___________________________________
DUPLICATE : "I wish I'd known about ______________when_______________
because I could've ____________________________________."
OVERLOOK: "I would not use __________ when _______________________."