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negative transfer

[′neg·əd·iv ′tranz·fər]
(psychology)
The harmful effect that occurs on learning in one situation because previous learning, in another situation, required different responses, incompatible with the new learning situation.
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Kavaliauskiene (2009) suggests that negative transfer errors may occur because learners lack the attentional capacity to activate the correct L2 form.
The first of these was the need to raise learner awareness of the issue of negative transfer amongst Spanish-speaking learners of English.
Table 2 shows that there is a meaningful difference between the students in public schools whose mothers are primary school graduate and students whose mothers are secondary or high school graduate; also between the students in public schools whose mothers are high school graduate and students whose mothers are university graduate in the sub-dimension of negative transfer.
Key words: algorithmic learning, procedural error, errors in subtraction, negative transfer, cognitive processes, communicational mediation.
In addition to negative transfer explanations, Mohan and Lo (1985) propose a number of other possible explanations for errors in ESL students' writing products such as: (a) inadequate knowledge and English skills for expressing complex ideas, (b) unfamiliarity with the cultural components of a topic, (c) greater emphasis on grammatical aspects than on organizational form, and (d) unfamiliarity with writing conventions.
One has trouble understanding how Beaufort can claim with such confidence that Tim's problems with academic writing in history result from negative transfer of personal writing habits from freshmen writing.
The six major themes were: frustration, negative transfer, obligation, solutions, active child, and distancing from other parent.
Novick (1988) studied positive transfer (drawing an analogy between two problems correctly) and negative transfer (making an analogical transfer between two problems incorrectly) in novice and expert subjects through a series of studies.
2), positive and negative transfer would be expected in these two groups, respectively, if new sample-comparison relations had emerged on the basis of the two prior training phases.
Some major findings include the ESL learners' negative transfer from First Language (L1) Japanese into Second Language (L2) by using dislocation and the adversative passive structure, while simultaneously using hedges and aggressive words.
The mother tongue is a solid ground for learning foreign languages, even though the negative transfer in case of a Finno-Ugric source language may be striking.
The institutional problem the Bank has faced since its founding is what Rich calls "the specter of net negative transfers.