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ERIC Number: EJ900268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Using Prior Knowledge to Aid Teaching and Learning: What Do First-Year Psychology Students Know about Old Age?
Hartley, James
Higher Education Review, v40 n1 p52-58 Aut 2007
Students attending a lecture usually have a wide range of prior knowledge about the topic in question. Rather than seeing this as a problem, lecturers can take advantage of such differences. This article shows how students' misconceptions about old age were used to inform a lecture on the topic. Prior knowledge can thus be used to aid teaching and learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A