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Pages: 7979-7987
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0752

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACILITATORS AND TRANSFER OF TRAINING

L. McDonald

Victoria University of Wellington (NEW ZEALAND)
Transfer of training is one of the most important aspects of professional learning. However, without transfer to on-the job, much of the planned professional development/training is unexploited. The concept of transfer of training has a rich history in psychology and in more recent times research and commentary in the business and educational worlds have recognised its significance. Although a complex and controversial topic, it is generally accepted that with strategic planning transfer can be achieved to promote improved learner performance. In this small qualitative study, teacher educators’ knowledge about transfer of training processes for enabling pre-service teacher trainees to use teaching strategies (etc.) was surveyed via individual open-ended interviews. The results indicated that although the teacher educators were aware of the importance of transfer, few had ideas about theories guiding their practice, the research literature, knowledge about their source of approaches and understanding of strategic implementation of transfer. In essence, the knowledge and skills for the foundation for effective transfer was not evident. Although this doesn’t imply lack of transfer, an improved understanding of these key aspects would undoubtedly enhance transfer and promote teacher trainee performance when teaching. The specific implications of the study are discussed along with the significance for professional development facilitators/trainers. Recommendations and future research is outlined.
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author = {McDonald, L.},
title = {UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACILITATORS AND TRANSFER OF TRAINING},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.0752},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.0752},
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L. McDonald (2016) UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACILITATORS AND TRANSFER OF TRAINING, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 7979-7987.
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