It is widely agreed that similarity is an important factor in transfer of training. However, the precise role of similarity in transfer is not well understood. The authors believe that the issue can be clarified by a finer grained analysis of similarity. They consider two factors that should affect transfer between two systems: (1) surface similarity, which is operationalized as similarity between individual device components; and (2) shared systematicity, where the learner possesses a coherent mental model of the original device that can apply to the second device.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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