As regular readers know, I’ve been trying to find movie scenes demonstrating transfer of learning (see The Best Movie Scenes, Stories, & Quotations About “Transfer Of Learning” – Help Me Find More!).
I happened upon a comment in a paper about transfer saying the Karate Kid was a good example, and they sure were right.
Pat Morita having the kid do a variety of tasks like waxing a car and painting a fence helps him develop skills that he is then able to apply in a totally different situation. If you don’t remember the movie, here is the progression of scenes:
I’m still looking for more suggestions of movie scenes demonstrating transfer, so feel free to make them in the comments.