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Schwartz, Bransford and Sears propose a two-dimensional framework that describes transfer in terms of efficiency and innovation. Efficiency is the ability to apply prior knowledge to new situations quickly and accurately. Innovation is the ability to question assumptions, let go of prior knowledge and generate new ideas. Schwartz et. al. argue that most educational assessments focus on efficiency at the expense of innovation. We suggest that this perspective does not adequately reflect the challenges that our students face while problem solving. For instance, while faculty may find end-of-chapter physics problems to be routine and overly focused on efficiency, our students, who lack prior knowledge and experience may find these problems to be novel and innovative. We propose a framework based on an operational meaning of 'efficiency' and 'innovation' and development of criteria to measure these constructs in ways that reflect both learners' challenges as well as educators' expectations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 241-244
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01.40.gf
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PERC 2009, assessment, problem solving, transfer of learning
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N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9494&DocID=1367).
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N. Rebello, Can We Assess Efficiency and Innovation in Transfer? presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9494&DocID=1367>.
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Rebello, N. (2009, July 29-30). Can We Assess Efficiency and Innovation in Transfer?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9494&DocID=1367
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Rebello, N. Sanjay. "Can We Assess Efficiency and Innovation in Transfer?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9494&DocID=1367 (accessed 30 August 2014).
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Rebello, N. Sanjay. "Can We Assess Efficiency and Innovation in Transfer?." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 241-244 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9494&DocID=1367>.
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