Transfer of Theoretical Knowledge into Work Practice: A Reflective Quiz for Stroke Nurses

  • Angela FesslEmail author
  • Gudrun Wesiak
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


Managing knowledge in periods of digital change requires not only changes in learning processes but also in knowledge transfer. For this knowledge transfer, we see reflective learning as an important strategy to keep the vast body of theoretical knowledge fresh and up-to-date, and to transfer theoretical knowledge to practical experience. In this work, we present a study situated in a qualification program for stroke nurses in Germany. In the seven-week study, 21 stroke nurses used a quiz on medical knowledge as an additional learning instrument. The quiz contained typical quiz questions (“content questions”) as well as reflective questions that aimed at stimulating nurses to reflect on the practical relevance of the learned knowledge. We particularly looked at how reflective questions can support the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practice. The results show that by playful learning and presenting reflective questions at the right time, participants reflected and related theoretical knowledge to practical experience.


Knowledge transfer Game-based learning Reflective learning Reflection guidance 



The project “MIRROR—Reflective learning at work” is funded under the FP7 of the European Commission (project number 257,617). The Know-Center is funded within the Austrian COMET Program—Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies - under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and by the State of Styria. COMET is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Fessl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gudrun Wesiak
    • 1
  • Viktoria Pammer-Schindler
    • 2
  1. 1.Know-CenterGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science, Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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