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Schema Activation


Schema activation refers to the process of activation of prior knowledge stored in schematic form. This knowledge forms a context in which new information is integrated and can therefore have very strong facilitative effects on learning.1)


Currently proposed prior knowledge activation techniques are2):

  • Mobilization - learners are asked to bring to mind or recall all they know about a certain domain,
  • Perspective taking - learners are asked to approach a text from a certain perspective (so they can pay attention to certain information).

Research results

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