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Activities to Apply Knowledge

Applying Prior Knowledge (Reception to KS2)


  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Christopher Tay

    What is this strategy about?
    Issues with prior knowledge can be alleviated by careful planning to ensure all pupils have opportunities to address this issue.

    What is prior knowledge?
    Prior knowledge is the knowledge that the learner already has before learning new information.

    Why is it important to activate prior knowledge?
    New learning is constructed on prior knowledge. Recalling prior knowledge allows students to reinforce learning and helps them to make connections to new information so that it makes sense.

    Click here to learn how to help students Remove Barriers to Applying Knowledge to reinforce learning. 
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Improve the quality of recalled knowledge
    - Address any embedded misconceptions
    - Avoid repeating information

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