Analysis of Factors in the Transfer Process PowerPoint Presentation

Analysis of Factors in the Transfer Process(Transfer of Learning)



In this presentation we outline transfer of learning processes as applied to several theories of learning; behaviorism, social cognitive, information processing, and constructivism. We will apply these theories specifically to examples in the electronic reserve reading “The Learning Machine” (Allen, Beaty 2006). Additionally, we will describe how these examples can be applied in a workplace setting.

Behaviorism Transfer of Learning

Observable BehaviorsLearned from EnvironmentResult of StimuliB.F. SkinnerOperant ConditioningRewards/Reinforcement

Social Cognitive Transfer of Learning

Observational LearningSocial InteractionsThinking About BehaviorsBobo Doll ExperimentChildren Observe AdultsLearning Patterns

Information Processing Transfer of Learning

Cognitive ProcessesInformation Input and OutputProcessing SystemsPetrovich PavlovMemorySalivationCues

Constructivism Transfer of Learning

Problem SolvingCritical ThinkingBuilding Our Own UnderstandingsActive Participants

Examples in the Workplace

BehaviorismTrainingRewardsSocial CognitiveChoices in ConsequencesModels

Examples in the Workplace cont…

Information ProcessingRememberingConstructivismProblem Solving Scenarios


This presentation has defined what each of the four learning theories are, and has applied them to different scenarios throughout “The Learning Machine” video. Additionally, applying these theories to a workplace environment to help enhance and stimulate learning, and produce positive behaviors in that environment.


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