The essence of transfer learning is extracting the underlying prinicples or rules that differentiate types of problems

Book - Make it stick.. the science of successful learningBook - Make it stick.. the science of successful learning

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author: Peter C. Brown
title: Make it stick: the science of successful learning



argues that extracting rules from commonly encountered problems is an essential skill for applying the knowledge to different problems:

When you’re adept at extracting the underlying principles or “rules” that differentiate types of problems, you’re more successful at picking the right solutions in unfamiliar situations.

They claim that people differ in their ability to do this, resulting in Rule Learners vs Example LearnersRule Learners vs Example Learners
[[Book - Make it stick.. the science of successful learning]] argues that while [[Learning styles are a myth]], there are other, significant differences in the way people learn material. One differ...

Interleaved and varies practice helps with acquiring this kind of skill acquisition. You can think about massed practice as some kind of "overfitting" on the problem set you practiced it on. The book presents various studies to argue that Learning is more efficient when it is varied and you practice interleavingLearning is more efficient when it is varied and you practice interleaving
in [[Book - Make it stick.. the science of successful learning]], it is argued that interleaving different kinds of practice of a skill (or even a different skill) leads to better learning outcomes...