Types of Transfer Examples

General Specific
Transfer from being able to pick up one type of small object to being able to pick up any type of small object because of general fine motor coordination. Transfer from being able to pick up one coin to being able to pick up any coin because you understand how to tip it enough to get one edge up.
Transfer from being able to read one type of check register to being able to read any type of check register because you understand the principle of deposit and withdrawal. Transfer from being able to read the first check register you use with your account to later registers on the same account because the numbers go in the same blanks on each.
Transfer from being able to balance on a low beam to being able to balance on a bicycle. Transfer from being able to balance on a 4 inch beam to being able to balance on an elevated 4 inch beam.
Vertical Lateral
Transfer from learning to multiply to learning to raise numbers to a power (like squaring, cubing, etc.) Transfer from learning to multiply in base ten to multiplying in base two.
Transfer from knowing how to sew to knowing how to embroider Transfer from knowing how to sew with thread to knowing how to sew with rawhide strips
Transfer from knowing how to use a jack to being able to change a tire Transfer from knowing how to use one type of jack to being able to use a different type of jack that uses the same idea
Near Far
Transfer from using one type of coffee mug to another type of mug Transfer drinking hot coffee from a mug to drinking hot coffee out of a thermos (rule - don't burn yourself)
Transfer from using one shuttle bus to another Transfer from reading the shuttle bus schedule to reading an airline schedule
Transfer from using a knife and fork to using a different size of knife and fork Transfer from using a knife and fork to using chopsticks

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