Types of Information Transfer


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How skills or knowledge that students have learned about one topic affect their learning of skills or knowledge in another topic or area is called what?

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1. George learns Spanish, then he starts to learn French. He realizes that many words sound similar between the two languages, so knowing Spanish helps him to learn French. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

2. Suzette has memorized all the important phone numbers in her town. She then moves to a new town, and has trouble learning the new phone numbers she needs, because the old numbers keep popping into her head. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how information is transferred. Some vocabulary terms you'll need to know to pass the quiz include positive transfer and negative transfer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following processes and definitions:

  • How knowledge learned in one area affects learning of knowledge in another area
  • Positive transfer
  • Negative transfer
  • Zero transfer

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on information transfer
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret information regarding learning and the different types of information transfer
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as positive, negative, and zero transfer

Additional Learning

To learn more about information transfer, have a look at our lesson named Types of Information Transfer. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The impact of information transfer on learning
  • Types of information transfer
  • Real-world examples of information transfer