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[Support for NQTs / early career teachers] Prior Knowledge


Online training course

Course description

Professor Daniel Muijs, in this webinar we will look at the importance of pupils’ prior knowledge, and how we can build on and activate this in teaching. We will look at the evidence base taken from cognitive science and educational psychology, and go through a number of practical strategies for activating prior knowledge. We will discuss the differences between novice and expert learners and why this should inform your teaching strategies

Training Facilitator

Daniel Muijs

Course objectives

  • Why we need to activate prior knowledge
  • How we can activate prior knowledge
  • How we need to adapt instruction to the prior knowledge of the learner

Contact details

Professor Daniel Muijs – – tel: 07765222549

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