Instructional Process/Strategies: Advance Organizers aka ‘hooks’

In reading about Cognitivism, I was immediately drawn to Ausubel’s advance organizers. I know that “hooks” are useful, but I wasn’t aware of their use in learning and retention. I already use advance organizers of sorts for some classes, but I’m always looking to improve them and add new ones. I have lots of ideas for my own specific subject area, but I teach a very general course where most is not my specialty. This site has a number of ideas that I could either use directly or use as a starting point in developing my own.


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