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The Best Websites about
the Transfer of Learning

selected by Roger Greenaway, Reviewing Skills Training

Also see pages on this site about the transfer of learning

GENERAL

From the classroom to the workplace: enhancing transfer of learning
by Lee Waller and Ashridge colleagues
A description of the transfer system plus findings and recommendations from research (2011).
Ashridge subsequently picked up the Gold award for Best Practice in Learning Transfer in the 2013 Training Journal (TJ) Awards.

Transfer of Learning
by Don Clarke
A brief and clear introduction - including an explanation of why transfer during a training event is important.

Training Transfer and Behavior Change
by Susan M. Heathfield
Summaries and links to recommended articles about transfer:

The Strange Case of the Transfer of Training Estimate
by
Robert Fitzpatrick
Be sure you don't join this list of authors who failed to check their sources and have propogated the myth that only 10% of training works.

Will at Work Learning - a research-based blog about learning, performance and transfer
by Will Thalheimer

Work-Learning Research Catalog of articles (free and for sale)
by Will Thalheime

Follow-through, transfer and application
The Forthill Company specialises in follow-through, transfer and application
A list of articles on transfer by Cal Wick and others is maintained at:

The impact of learning transfer activities on ROI
Wilson Learning's Michael Leimbach conducted a study to show the impact of learning transfer activities on an organisation’s performance.



THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING: BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER


The Transfer of Learning (with and without activities)
Two powerpoint presentations that include an adaptation of Broad and Newstrom's before/during/after matrix model with an extra row added for what the trainee's co-workers can do to assist transfer.

Ten Ways to Make Training Stick [archive copy at archive.org]
by Susan Boyd (1996)
Actually 30 ways - 10 before, 10 during, 10 after

Who Else Wants to Improve Training Transfer?
by Bob Pike
Common sense questions organised into four groups - to help them become common practice.
Plus three quick tips from 'Optimisng Training Transfer'



THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING: BEFORE

Four Tips to Make Training and Development Work
by Susan M. Heathfield

That Was a Great Class, But ...
by Allison Rosset
Provides examples of mixed messages (the training message not being supported back at work) and consistent messages (the training message being well supported in the workplace). Useful checklists for 'prequalifying' managers, supervisors and trainees for their training. Training will be a waste of time unless all boxes are ticked 'agree'. 12 bullet points listing potential barriers to training transfer and improved performance.



THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING: DURING

Transfer of Learning
by Alex Ip, Associate Director, CDTL
A brief, concise and realistic overview of key issues about transfer within and beyond the classroom. Draws on the 'hugging' and 'bridging' strategies identified by Perkins and Salomon (i.e. hugging for near transfer and bridging for far transfer)


THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING: AFTER

A process approach to the transfer of training (part 1)
by Marguerite Foxon


A process approach to the transfer of training (part 2)
by Marguerite Foxon

Turning Learning into Action
by Emma Weber

Everyone Wins: 4 Tips for Employee Training Transfer
by Susan M. Heathfield

Follow-Through that Delivers Results
Detailed descriptions of the Fort Hill Company's web-based products and services supporting the transfer of training.


THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING AND CREATIVITY

Transfer of Learning: Cognition, Instruction and Reasoning
by R.E. Haskell (2001)
List of Haskell's 11 principles including the 'most important': ''Learners must observe and read the works of people who are exemplars of transfer thinking such as systems thinkers, accounts of scientific discoveries, of invention and innovation; it means reading the great poets who are masters of transfer.''

How Transfer Happens
Greenaway, R. (2002) "How Transfer Happens" in: Organisation Development: Topical Papers No. 5, February 2002, 39-55, Brathay, Ambleside.
Send and email to roger@reviewing.co.uk
to request a free copy of How Transfer Happens by Roger Greenaway



BOOKS ABOUT THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING
Recent and recommended books about transfer are listed and reviewed in the transfer section of my online 'Active Learning Bookshop' at:
http://reviewing.co.uk/reviews/evaluation-transfer.htm



MORE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOOKS OR WEBSITES

Please let me know if you have any! In fact, any comments you may have about this list of links, about the attached article, or questions or ideas you may have about reviewing or transfer are always welcome. I hope this information helps to develop your own thinking about how transfer happens and helps you to make it happen.
Roger Greenaway



MORE PAGES ABOUT THE TRANSFER OF LEARNING AT REVIEWING.CO.UK
http://reviewing.co.uk/transfer/transfer-training.htm How to transfer learning and give your training lasting impact (2 day training workshop)
http://reviewing.co.uk/articles/transfer.htm Greenaway, R. (2002) "How Transfer Happens" in: Organisation Development ...
Article contents and how to request it
http://reviewing.co.uk/archives/art/9_1.htm#2
http://reviewing.co.uk/archives/art/9_1.htm
10 Tips for the Transfer of Learning
which is part of: Reviewing for Results
http://reviewing.co.uk/reviews/evaluation-transfer.htm Transfer of Learning - books and reviews
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