What is another word for knowledge?
What does prior knowledge mean?
Prior knowledge is the information and educational context a learner already has before they learn new information. A learner’s understanding of educational material can be improved by taking advantage of their prior knowledge before dealing with the new material.
What is prior knowledge examples?
It is what we already have in our brain before we learn more. Even when we think we may not know anything about a topic, we may have heard something about it, seen it before, or experienced something similar. Our previous experiences, as limited as they may be, are our prior knowledge. A perfect example is this lesson.
How do you use prior knowledge?
Try these activities for firing up those young minds and tapping into prior knowledge:Image Brainstorm. Project an image on the LCD projector or smartboard and ask students to tell you everything they can about the picture. K-W-L Chart. Picture Books. ABC Brainstorming. Class Brainstorm Web.