Title

Remote transfer of scientific-reasoning and problem-solving strategies in children.

Date of Original Version

1-1-2008

Type

Article

PubMed ID

18808049

Abstract or Description

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.

DOI

10.1016/S0065-2407(08)00010-4

 

Published In

Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 36, 419-470.