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A Cornerstone of Learning… Prior Knowledge. Facts: e.g. your cell phone number or home address Memories: the time you fell off your bike, your fifth birthday.

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1 A Cornerstone of Learning… Prior Knowledge

2 Facts: e.g. your cell phone number or home address Memories: the time you fell off your bike, your fifth birthday Skills: tying shoes or setting up an account Language: words, grammar, syntax Values & Core Beliefs: honesty is important, democracy is cool Concepts: theory of relativity, individuality, citizenship Facts: e.g. your cell phone number or home address Memories: the time you fell off your bike, your fifth birthday Skills: tying shoes or setting up an account Language: words, grammar, syntax Values & Core Beliefs: honesty is important, democracy is cool Concepts: theory of relativity, individuality, citizenship

3 Everyone uses Prior Knowledge It is the base for new learning, decision-making, assessment Dynamic; always evolving allows us to move ‘forward’ because we do not have to reinvent every wheel every day reference point for how we process and use new information It is the base for new learning, decision-making, assessment Dynamic; always evolving allows us to move ‘forward’ because we do not have to reinvent every wheel every day reference point for how we process and use new information

4 PK + new info(meaningful) = knowledge Knowledge is memorable, memorized or a combination PK + new info(meaningful) = knowledge Knowledge is memorable, memorized or a combination

5 ‘ activate’ relevant prior knowledge of the new info: brainstorm, braindump, PK Inventory Observe, classify brainstorm elements Excavate, elaborate brainstorm elements Juxtapose to new Info Assess decide Move on {repeat process ‘spiral’ } ‘ activate’ relevant prior knowledge of the new info: brainstorm, braindump, PK Inventory Observe, classify brainstorm elements Excavate, elaborate brainstorm elements Juxtapose to new Info Assess decide Move on {repeat process ‘spiral’ }


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