Identify background knowledge that students need to be successful in your course to help students identify and address gaps in their preparation.

Identify background knowledge that students need to be successful in your course to help students identify and address gaps in their preparation.
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Action:

  • Articulate any course prerequisites and content knowledge that will be assumed in your course.
  • For content knowledge that students students might need to review, identify resources that they can use.

Reason:

  • Students’ varied preparation for the course may prevent some students from being successful. Having completed a prerequisite course may not mean that the student is currently comfortable with that content knowledge.
  • As novices, students need support identifying gaps in their preparation.