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This book of structured activities for use in teaching about culture, ethnicity and diversity comprises easy-to-use classroom and training exercises that are both engaging to participants and effective as learning tools. The contributors offer tools to those teachers and trainers who strive to increase understanding of and communication between ethnic and racial groups. The book is arranged so that users may easily draw upon the activities to involve students and bring abstract concepts into the realm of the students' own experiences.
Chapter 2: The Transferability of Knowledge
The Transferability of Knowledge
The concept of learning presents important and perplexing problems to teachers and trainers, and as a result also to those who are being instructed by them. Anderson (1993) identifies the roots of that challenge for those of us who are preparing individuals in one culture to function in another, by pointing out that “learning is separate from performance, and goals trigger the conversion of what has been learned into performance” (p. 37). Pittenger and Gooding (1971) remind us that learning theorists such as Thorndike were concerned several decades ago with the “nature of learning” and that for him it was best explained by the “strengthening of a connection between a stimulus and response” (p. 81). Based on ...