Remote transfer of scientific-reasoning and problem-solving strategies in children.
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This chapter reviews a number of studies that attempt a multi-faceted exploration of remote transfer, using a traditional experimental approach and a naturalistic, cross-cultural approach. These studies represent an effort to bridge the gap among the central role of remote transfer in human cognition, children's thinking, and the limited knowledge of children's competencies and processes in remote transfer. These studies focus on the impact of time and context on children's transfer of scientific-reasoning and problem-solving strategies from initial learning situations to target tasks that share few superficial and contextual features.
Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 36, 419-470.