Self-initiated transfer of creative learning: An amazing journey of students

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Self-initiated transfer of learning is the ultimate aim of teaching. How does it take place in reality? What are the facilitating factors? Can learning in creativity courses transferrable to daily-life? To answer these questions, a longitudinal study was launched to understand students’ self-initiated transfer of learning in two creativity courses in our GE curriculum. The results revealed that, through near/far transfer, generalization, internalization and reconstruction of what are learnt in the courses, the learning impacts can sustain for a long time in some students. Hearing their unique amazing stories, you would see how many unpredictable ways students can transform/integrate the course elements with their individual life experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2014



Cheung, M. Y. V. (2014, May). Self-initiated transfer of creative learning: An amazing journey of students. Paper presented at the Seminar on Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Projects (II), The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.


  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T0115
  • Period: TDG 2011-2012
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output