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 ADVANCE ORGANIZER:

The advance organizer is a brief, abstract prose passage based on the learner's prior knowledge which serves as a transitional statement for new learning.

The advance organizer is a bridging strategy - bridging from what the student already knows and how transferring that knowledge to new situations.

Students usually do not create advance organizers.

An example of an advance organizer in Multimedia Best Practices is entitled The The Woman of the Romantic Period Hypertext (WORP). The advance organizer prepares the user for the interactive hypertext of Richard Polwhele's poem "The Unsex'd Females".

LINKS:

Explanation of Advance Organizer

http://web.syr.edu/~maeltigi/Cognitive/advance.htm

Project CyberBuch Interactive Advance Organizer

http://humanitas.ucsb.edu/depts/german/Vorschau.html

 

Theoretical Basis of Advance Organizers

http://web.syr.edu/~maeltigi/Cognitive/subsump.htm

Definition of Advance Organizers: Subsumption Theory

http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/educ/tip/56.htm

 

Resource : West, C. Farmer, J. & Wolff, P. Instructional design: Implications from the cognitive sciences. Needham Heights, MA.: Allyn & Bacon.

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