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Discuss how different learning theories addressed the issue of knowledge transfer. Provide examples of how teachers might encourage knowledge transfer in students.

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Well first off it's always a good idea to analyze the theories when answering this kind of question. So I will go over each one for you to grasp a better understanding.

Behavioral Theory Example - One way I have used behavioral learning recently is actually helping my 8 year old son with his homework. He was responsible to know and memorize the metric system as well as the standard system. I would ask him a measurement, such as, how many pounds does it take to make 1 ton (answer - 2,000 pounds = 1 ton), etc. After much repetition with ...

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2. Using practical examples, explain how a course designer might use active learning and exploratory learning principles in carrying out systematic instructional technology. Use the AECT definition of instructional technology as a basis.

3. Current debate within the educational field surrounds the idea that different content requires different instructional strategies. Do you agree or disagree and why? Another recent area of discussion surrounds the idea that adults and children should be "instructed" differently because they "learn" differently. Do you agree or disagree and why?

4. Using the internet, find information on Educational Paradigms and respond to the following questions:
a. Which paradigm best describes a school's environment? Why? Provide an example.
b. How does the school paradigm affect the assessments and measurement of student learning?
c. Which paradigm most represents education and assessment?

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