A clarification of the goal of transfer and how it relates to testing | Assess Group | Scoop.it

What does it mean when we say students need to be able to "tranfer" their learning? Grant Wiggins explores this in the post with a look at what it means to "know" something as opposed to "understand" and/or "apply" a specific piece of knowledge. Using the Pythagoreum Theorum as the example he walks us through these concepts and how they require students "to realize which specific prior learning is called for and apply it."

He also states "If you can only recall and state something you don't really understand it...(you need) a Meaning Goal...and...(a) Transfer..." 
A great read. 


Via Beth Dichter