Rehearsal can be used to access student’s prior knowledge making their knowledge to be useful, transferable and not bound in a certain way. As a teacher, there is need to stretch the knowledge of the students in such a way that the information is connected correctly (Constant, Bass & Carin, 2014).
Children can learn new knowledge through constructivism. Through their prior knowledge, they can be able to receive information from various sources, organize it and build meaning for themselves. Without prior knowledge, their learning cannot be expected. A student can be effective in learning construction when there is a social interaction with other students and in the presence of a teacher. Without social constructivism or when a child is alone, the child is never constructing knowledge and understanding. Social interaction is a valuable tool for a child development of knowledge (Constant et al., 2014).
In conclusion, a teacher to effectively teach students science to a level of understanding, he or she must first know prior knowledge of students. The teacher has to give them an assignment for the next lesson in order to have their prior knowledge. Rehearsals improve the effectiveness of learning and students can learn even more where social constructivism ...Show more