Teaching for analogical transfer as a means of improving problem-solving, thinking and learning


Book: 
Instructional Science
Authors: 
Klauer, K. J.
Category: 
Volume: 
18
Pages: 
179-192
Year: 
1989
Abstract: 

Analogical transfer is transfer of a basic structure acquired through one or more instances to another instance. A basic structure like this is sometimes called a paradigm. Paradigmatic teaching, i.e. teaching for analogical transfer, requires the teaching of a basic structure by appropriate exemplars as well as the teaching of its application in various fields and contexts. This is demonstrated using research on teaching for problem-solving, inductive thinking, and learning-to-learn.