Application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation.
In psychology, the effect of having learned one activity on an individual's execution of other activities. Positive transfer occurs when a previously acquired skill enhances one's performance of a new one. Negative transfer occurs when the previously acquired skill impairs one's attempt to master the new one.
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in one setting will be recalled accurately, and will be used in some other context at some time in the future.