Pre-instructional Learning Activities Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Pre-instructional Learning Activities
A discussion on effective structuring of student learning.
# 107559 | 1,287 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 07, 2008 in Education (Teaching Methods)

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The paper discusses pre-instructional activities, such as semantic webbing, graphic organizers and KWL charts, which allow the teacher to access the diverse prior knowledge of each student in order that new learning can be anchored into existing schemes. The paper states that, as mathematical concepts are not necessarily universal, pre-instruction activities can help uncover inconsistencies between prior knowledge, while helping to prepare students on how the concept will be taught in the classroom. The paper also states that pre-instructional activities can be used at the beginning of a new unit or when introducing a new concept in order to help students to focus upon what they already know and to see where the lesson will be going.

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