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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: 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 Meta-cognitively: 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 ____________________________ when _______________________________________________." STRATEGIZE: "In ___________, I'm gonna use __________________________ to help ______________________________________________." INTEGRATE: "_________________ is like _______________________because both ________________________________________________." REPLICATE : "Next time I'm gonna ____________________________________________________________________________." DUPLICATE : "I wish I'd known about ______________when_______________ because I could've ____________________________________." OVERLOOK: "I would not use __________ when _______________________."