Understanding Learning Transfer in Employment Preparation Programs for Adults with Low Skills (2009)

Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 61(1), 1-13

While formal training plays a major role in helping adults upgrade skills, it is also important that learners be able to transfer those improved skills to real-life settings.

This document summarizes a study of how the transfer of learning occurred in an employment preparation program for adults with low literacy skills. Results indicate that participants’ various life roles – worker, parent, volunteer, citizen – were a key factor in the transfer of learning.

The authors note that the essential skills of computer literacy, oral communication, and continuous learning are the guideposts for transfer of learning. They also emphasize the importance of the three-way partnership of the instructor, trainee and workplace supervisor in ensuring the transfer of learning.

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2011-05-10
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Christine Pinsent-Johnson, Maurice Taylor and Gabriel Ayala. Understanding Learning Transfer in Employment Preparation Programs for Adults with Low Skills 2009. Web. 27 Jan. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/mtaylor/understanding/understanding.pdf>
Christine Pinsent-Johnson, Maurice Taylor & Gabriel Ayala (2009). Understanding Learning Transfer in Employment Preparation Programs for Adults with Low Skills. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/mtaylor/understanding/understanding.pdf
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