The Learning Process
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Transfer of Knowledge
The application of skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes acquired in one situation can be utilized to another learning situation. This increases the speed of learning and helps to stimulate rapid progress that would otherwise not occur if the learner was just occupying space in a classroom and possibly causing a disruption due to their boredom.
Instructors, trainers, coaches, and presenters often fail to realize the importance of varying the task within the learning environment. Apply the concept or task to a variety of situations to enhance and speed up the learning process compared to limiting the exercise to only one example. Learners to become accustomed to applying newly acquired concepts, knowledge, and skills to other situations which is very handy in solve problems in real world situations.
The process of transfer can be best illustrated by typical multitasking associated with computer skills.
When first exposed to the concept of variation is introduced some learners may experience some confusion that creates a slowing down of their normal learning curve. As previously acquired skills and knowledge begin to be utilized, the process of unimpeded learning should return. The more practice that occurs in transferring newly acquired skills and knowledge, the less trouble will be experienced when attempting to transferring existing acquired skills to other learning/work environments.
Variation in Training Produces Positive Results
Information providers need to introduce as many variations in their presentations and the conditions/environment that the training occurs. There are two main principles that work with transfer of learning:
Many courses are designed to
present distinct modules. For example introductory computer classes
often use a syllabus similar to this:
A more effective concept has been the integration of multiple modules that can demonstration how the concepts being presented would actually be utilized in a real world environment. This can be accomplished by combining the three software programs and discussing how utilizing them together takes advantage of their features across open files of each application. For example - editing which includes copying, pasting, deleting, saving, etc.
Some computer users describe this approach as multi-tasking. This is an essential part of achieving a effective and productive use of the technology.
Source - The Performance Juxtaposition Site
Ideal Learning Environment
The concepts of delivery elements and content types provide a wider platform for building learning programs. Listed below are five other considerations that are covered in detail at ISD at Warp Speed.
There are four learning design architectures:
These four architectures help expedite the learning process through various experiences:
The principal methods for presenting instructional content include:
Two effective approaches that help students to learn:
The combination of these design
considerations, allow the construction of a type of media described as
a Learning Framework. When
developing the plan for a learning program, think of a broader
framework than being a delivery system for content. It is extremely
important to demonstrate the relevance of applying the concepts
beyond what is presented in the course. In the real world there
will not be a teacher to consult with. Result assured that the boss
will expect results that work and the responsibility for a misdirected
conclusion might be a career ending mistake.
As a designer of a learning
program, it is imperative to start by thinking of the context the the
materials will be presented first, followed by how the components
support this goal.
Source - The Performance Juxtaposition SiteThere is a high rate of skill transfer between general physical skills; however, as we develop acquire higher level physical skills are usually marginal. The more dissimilar the physical skill, the less likely there is any transfer that occurs.
The principle of training transfer should be applied to optimize exercise sessions:
Games approach helps tennis players transfer skills learned in practice to matches Coaches create scenarios on the tennis court in which players have to use their technical skills in match/game situations, forcing them to make decisions that simulate the choices they will have to make in a match. These skills, called tactical skills, are the bridge between practice performance and match performance. Although the proper execution of technical skills is necessary for success, the tactical skills (i.e., the ability to make the appropriate decisions) are the key to having everything come together when it counts - in the match.
Defining and Classifying Skill in Sport Motor skills form the basis of all sports. Transfer of skills - The learning of one skill may help in the learning of another skill, sometimes in a different activity.
Transferable Skills The most commonly cited transferable skills for athletes are: 1. The ability to perform. 2, To achieve an efficient transfer of skills from sport to work.
University of Georgia Mental Toughness Program Transferability of skills from athletic arena to everyday life. Appreciation for the specialized needs of student athletes, coaches, and teams.
Commitment to Academics - Auburn University Student Athlete This course provides freshmen & transfer student athletes with a variety of Life Skills components necessary to maximize their educational success
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Prioritize an Athletes Education
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associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
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