Definitions for "Background knowledge"
The background experience and knowledge that a student brings to classroom learning. Sometimes referred to as prior knowledge.
The knowledge and understandings of the world, which students acquire through their everyday experiences, that help them make sense of what they read.
information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
A personal reservoir of information on a variety of topics; information retained in one's long-term memory.