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Strategy to integrate with prior knowledge


  • Influence: Strategy to integrate with prior knowledge
  • Domain: Student Learning Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Learning strategies
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to considerably accelerate
  • Influence Definition: The argument is that readers who establish more connections between a text with new information and their prior knowledge produce stronger situation models, or cognitive maps of a given state of affairs. This situation model, in turn, is aimed to improve comprehension and recall through schemas.


  • Number of meta-analyses: 1
  • Number of studies: 10
  • Number of students: 0
  • Number of effects: 12
  • Weighted mean effect size: 0.93
  • Robustness index: 1


Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Asia Pacific Education Review Kim, Kim, Lee, Park, Hong, & Kim Korea Effects of cognitive learning strategies for Korean learners: A meta-analysis 2008 Strategy to integrate with prior knowledge 10 0 12 0.93
TOTAL/AVERAGE 10 0 12 0.93
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