USE OF STRUCTURE MAPPING THEORY FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS.

Dedre Gentner*, Robert M. Schumacher

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherIEEE
Pages252-258
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Gentner, D., & Schumacher, R. M. (1986). USE OF STRUCTURE MAPPING THEORY FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 252-258). IEEE.