The Transfer of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy Skills from Learning Programmes into the Workplace (2011)

Literature Review

This literature review is part of a research project carried out by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Department of Labour. The project addresses the ways employees transfer, utilize, and develop literacy, language, and numeracy (LLN) skills in the workplace; the conditions that enable this to happen; and the short- to medium-term outcomes for employees and workplaces.

The review focused primarily on how learning transfer has been defined and researched in the literature and on factors that support or hinder learning transfer in workplaces.

Based on their reading, the authors conclude that learning transfer is more likely to occur when learners have sufficient background knowledge and are motivated to learn; employees are given encouragement in the workplace to attend training programs; and workers are given support and opportunity to use their learning so it is generalized to new situations and the learning is sustained over time.

Also, training experiences must be well designed and implemented so that learners are more likely to understand and remember what they are learning.

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2011-10-11
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Josie Lander, Marie Cameron, Rose Hipkins and Jenny Whatman. The Transfer of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy Skills from Learning Programmes into the Workplace 2011. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/transfer_skills/transfer_skills.pdf>
Josie Lander, Marie Cameron, Rose Hipkins & Jenny Whatman (2011). The Transfer of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy Skills from Learning Programmes into the Workplace. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/transfer_skills/transfer_skills.pdf
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