Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning As colleges work to recognize prior learning, they would do well do consider how prior learning can create problems for students. From the Faculty Focus blog.
Another way to help students learn is by attending to their understanding of your discipline. Decoding the Disciplines is a project out of Indiana University and offers a model for breaking through student unfamiliarity with disciplinary requirements.
From Macalester professor Joan Ostrove and U of Illinois graduate student Susan Long, a paper on “Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment.”