Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory

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Prior knowledge refers to:

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1. Which of the following is true?

2. Why is prior knowledge important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set allows you to study prior knowledge and how it can play a role in learning new material. To pass the included quiz, you should have an understanding of topics like the importance of prior knowledge and how it relates to learning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate yourself on these topics related to prior knowledge by working through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Definition of prior knowledge
  • The importance of prior knowledge in learning new information
  • How prior knowledge relates to learning
  • Ways to use prior knowledge to prepare for learning

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills when you complete these assessments:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as prior knowledge
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between prior knowledge and learning new material and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding how prior knowledge can be activated before learning begins

Additional Learning

To learn more about prior knowledge, check out the lesson titled Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory. It covers these important objectives:

  • Identify how prior knowledge can make learning easier
  • Define constructivism
  • Examine how constructivism relates to prior knowledge
  • Explore how teachers may activate students' prior knowledge
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