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Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act

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The question of how students transfer knowledge is an important one, as it addresses the larger issue of the educational experience. In Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act, Rebecca S. Nowacek explores, through a series of case studies, the issue of transfer by asking what in an educational setting engages students to become “agents of integrat ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published October 18th 2011)
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This is a terrific book. Nowacek describes students and teachers working together in a first-year learning community at a large university. Here’s the set-up: Students take a set of three thematically linked courses designed by faculty working together. Nowacek uses this curricular experiment to study the process of transfer—how students take concepts and skills acquired in one course or context and apply them to another.

Except that . . . . Nowacek convincingly shows that this is an impoverished
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Field Changing book. Redefines transfer by calling on teachers to pay attention to students' decisions in conjunction with the text on the page. What you see may be only a fraction of the learning that's taking place.
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