Cross-curricular Transfer

Here is an example (YouTube video from Principia Upper School) of how one can transfer knowledge from one subject to another. Of course, this way of making transfer possible would need a lot of cooperation between the teachers of different subjects which is tricky in a school as big as ours.

To avoid a big chunk of extra work one can always just ask what the students are talking about in other subjects and link contents from other classes to the ones from the unit one is teaching at the moment – a very easy and effective way of making transfer possible.

Experimental Education or Action Learning Approach

Experimental education or action learning is actually not new at all. It has already happened in early days when men came together and made a plan to kill those gigantic mammoths in order to have enough food for a couple of weeks. They might only then have found out that meat spoils and that they would need a new plan.

This is basically what experimental education or action learning means. How does that help with transfer and what can I do to help my students with it? Go to this site to get an overview or to this site to get some more detailed instructions on how to imbed it into your teaching.

Ten Tools for Teaching for Transfer

Being well aware of the fact that this source comes from Harvard and some of you might think that it is not applicable for our students, I do not want to withhold this – as I think – helpful list of tools for your teaching:

10 Tools for Teaching for Transfer