Transfer of Learning: Take What You’ve Learned with You

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Can an eighth-grade math student apply her knowledge of geometry to estimate the square footage of the family’s new home? If so, then she has experienced transfer of learning. Transfer of learning means to extend knowledge you’ve gained from one situation to new ones. Parents and educators hope … [Read more...]

Regaining the Brain Flexibility of Your Childhood

Kids' brains have high plasticity; they absorb volumes of new material effortlessly and adapt flexibly to changing conditions. As they develop and amass patterns of information, brains tend to crystallize. The aging brain has vast stores of knowledge to draw on to solve the problems it encounters, … [Read more...]