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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer, Ruth C. Clark

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10.10. Design Guidelines for Far-Transfer Learning

When it comes to far-transfer learning, the learner will need more flexible knowledge based on strategic knowledge that can be adapted to many different job situations. In this section we review the psychology, evidence, and guidelines for using worked examples in ways that promote far-transfer learning.

10.10.1. The Psychology of Far Transfer

Experts can size up a problem in their domain by identifying the underlying principles that are not apparent to a novice. For example, an expert physicist is able to look at a problem that involves pulleys and realize the problem is really about the conservation of linear momentum. To a novice, it would appear to be simply a "pulley problem." Experts ...

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