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Article on the brain science on teaching for transfer. Another resource comes from Harvard "Ten Tools for Teaching for Transfer" https://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/thinking/docs/10tips.htm The article will give you background knowledge and the link provides 10 practical strategies.