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The Trouble with Learning/Knowledge Transfer

Hammer, Elby, Scherr, and Redish (2005) discuss the difficulties in using the term transfer to describe students application of learning from one context to another. Primarily, transfer assumes a unitary view of knowledge that can be cleanly extracted in one… Continue Reading →

What Does Learning/Knowledge Transfer Actually Mean?

diSessa (2001) provides an overview of phenomenological primitives (p-prims). Interestingly, he comments that even when people disprove their p-prims, they often try to force the p-prims compliance with the situation. He uses the example of the vacuum cleaner going up… Continue Reading →

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