Real-World Application (02:51)
Linda Darling-Hammond describes the importance of teaching students how to transfer knowledge from one situation to another. Lee S. Shulman defines "transfer." He believes teachers should clearly explain when lesson applies to life.
Learning Deep Meaning (05:36)
Take a look inside Julie Helber's 4th grade classroom as she endeavors to apply math to her students' every-day lives. She discusses the importance of understanding what students already know when teaching them. Shulman describes the challenge in transferring knowledge.
Student Assessment (05:20)
Helber embeds mathematics into all of her subjects, giving her students a real-world understanding of the subject. She explains the importance of giving her students multiple resources to find answers. Shulman describes the two kinds of transfer.
Building Bridges Between Subjects (03:52)
Take a look at Donald Johnson's 7th grade engineering classroom as he combines math, science, and social studies in his lesson plan. He explains the importance of discovering what students already know so that they can make connections to what they are learning.
Connection Concepts (04:46)
Johnson adds challenges to his assignment, giving students an opportunity to solve unexpected problems. He teaches his students methodical thinking.
Preparing Students for Life (03:23)
Shulman explains why teachers must understand the concept of transfer. Darling-Hammond summarizes this video.
Credits: Lessons for Life: Learning and Transfer—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice (00:50)
Credits: Lessons for Life: Learning and Transfer—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice
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