Every teacher, before he faces his class for the first time, should ask himself several questions. Who are these students? Where do they come from? What types of preparation do they have? What can I expect from them?

The planning of course content depends, at least partially, upon scientifically reliable data about students. Levels of difficulty in course materials, time sequences and duration, and course objectives are influenced by the abilities, aspirations and needs of the students.



university community, student needs, backgrounds, academic preparation

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