Teacher education is effective when pre-service teachers are able to transfer knowledge from content areas to practice. This study investigates the extent to which curriculum and assessment designs, along with teaching practices, supported pre-service teachers to transfer knowledge gained about language from a first-year course into a second-year course on planning for effective learning in diverse contexts. Questionnaires and discourse analysis of assessment tasks provided insight into the extent to which the strategies designed to support transference succeeded. The findings indicate that transference of language knowledge occurs when this goal permeates curriculum and assessment design, as well as teaching practices.
Fenwick, Lisl; Endicott, Michele; Quinn, Marie; and Humphrey, Sally
"Supporting the Transference of Knowledge about Language within Teacher Education Programs,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 39
, Article 6.
Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol39/iss11/6