background knowledge

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Noun1.background knowledge - information that is essential to understanding a situation or problembackground knowledge - information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
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Much modern and contemporary art is better understood with some background knowledge, says Hodge, some insight into the artist's intentions, emotions, and circumstances.
In talking about personalized learning, we should specify whether learning is being personalized according to pace, content, style, ability, background knowledge, location, or some other dimension.
They combine these observations with background knowledge to make inferences about what the ancient people might have looked like.
The lectures are intended for the general public, and participation does not require any particular background knowledge.
It also uses background knowledge while conducting its analysis, something that current tools are unable to do.
However, much of the content relies on students having some background knowledge of the time period and Shakespeare's works.
He said that a very important aspect of the project was a survey conducted presession to assess the background knowledge of the community and a postsurvey conducted after a few weeks to assess the difference in both awareness and practices, produced, if any, as a result of the hygiene session.
If something is confusing to them, they use their background knowledge to try to clarify the meanings of words and phrases.
Florescu and Tudor set out to produce a reference that is easily accessible without needing too much background knowledge, but containing the fundamental notions of probability theory.
These supplemental reading collections contain books for whole-class read-alouds, small group work and independent reading, helping students build crucial background knowledge as they tackle rigorous text, the company said.
This graphic novel does not stand alone; the reader will need background knowledge from the preceding books to follow the story line.
The core of this paper describes recently developed approaches to semantic data mining which enable the use of domain ontologies as background knowledge in data analysis.

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