Tapping into Prior Knowledge

Implementing constructivism or inquiry-based teaching methodologies requires teachers to build on prior knowledge and lead students to connect new concepts with what they already know. Most often teachers follow the Socratic method of asking questions to trigger prior knowledge. If repeated too often, this may get boring for the teacher and the students.

In the following article, Rebecca Alber, Edutopia Consulting Online Editor shares five activities that you can do in class to activate prior knowledge and make class beginnings exciting.

Are You Tapping into Prior Knowledge Often Enough in Your Classroom

Kanchan Shine

Kanchan Shine

Passionate about everything related to education. I believe that the best kind of learning happens through play, experiments and fun! I love watching how children learn and love to implement play-based, hands-on teaching approaches. I get my thrill by planning activities for my children (6 yo girl & 3 yo boy) and watching them learn while having fun!

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