Knowledge Analysis Part I, or Finding Out Exactly What You Must Teach
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In this entry we’ll focus on how to find: (1) exactly what new knowledge students must learn---so you can design instruction that will clearly communicate the new information, and (2) what pre-skills (background knowledge) students need, so that they will understand what you are talking about and will learn the new information. Here’s a guideline for effective instruction.
Don’t Assume Your Students Know Anything.