Transfer of learning from project activities to individual leaning


A number of studies indicate that project-based learning enhances a student's motivation, engagement, and deep understanding. But it is difficult to promote successive individual learning based on the experience of the project. To improve the linkage between the project and the subsequent activities, this study attempted to exploit the context-based approach to enhance the reflection by the students under the design experiment. The results showed that more than half of the second year students successfully used the findings through the project activities to define their individual research theme. Also their final reports were well-organized and the level of the consideration was relatively high than that of the first year. In the real world settings like workplace, it is important to figure out the situations carefully before applying the individual knowledge or skill. Contexts could work as scaffoldings to improve the transfer in the real world.

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