Investing in Transfer of Learning: Dancing the Talk

  • Lex McDonald
  • Liz Melchior


The tertiary education sector in New Zealand is changing, with more and more emphasis being placed upon outcomes and the relationship that universities have with their stake-holders. There is a danger that the complexities of change may over-shadow some key issues in the transformation. This article highlights the importance of one of the keys to accomplishing a meaningful relationship with the stakeholders – the development of teaching strategies that ensure transfer of learning occurs. A case study of a professional education programme in dance is outlined as an example of how planning for the impact of outcomes can be accomplished.


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Author Biographies

Lex McDonald
Liz Melchior
How to Cite
MCDONALD, Lex; MELCHIOR, Liz. Investing in Transfer of Learning: Dancing the Talk. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 17, july 2007. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi:


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