Combining an accessible presentation of the underlying theory of transfer of learning which explains how to put theory into practice, this is a text which is relevant to 'teaching for transfer' in any professional or vocational context. The first part of the book looks at:
* what transfer of learning means
* how it operates
* the implications for teaching
* issues such as assessment, competence, outcomes.
In the second part contributors present case studies from social work which show how specific teaching methods can be successfully used to make the maximum use of the student's previous experience. These include:
* personal construct psychology
* enquiry and action learning
* intentional observation
* critical incident analysis
* reflective diaries
* process recording
* information technology.
Information on each teaching method is presented in enough detail to allow the educator to go away and use it.
Table of Contents
1. Transfer of Learning 2. The Challenge of Assessment 3. The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Transfer of Learning in Vocational Higher Education 4. Personal Construct Theory and the Transfer of Learning: the History of a Moment 5. Enquiry and Action Learning: A Model for Transferring Learning 6. International Observation: Exploring Transfer in Action 7. Using a Reflective Diary in Student Supervision 8. Critical Incident Analysis: Facilitating Reflection and Transfer of Learning 9. In Praise of the Process Recording 10. Mature Students and Transfer of Learning 11. Understanding and Managing Conflict in the Learning Process: Christians Coming Out 12. From the Blackboard to the Web
'The social work educator will find much up-to-date, practice orientated material in this volume. The many insightful and creative activities can easily be pursued for classroom dialogue. Students will welcome the succinctness and clarity of the material.' - Social Work Education.