Check S3: Types of knowledge What impact does a teacher’s mental model have on their ability to break down a topic for pupils?*Select the correct answer(s) Teachers with developed mental models of the topic can easily overestimate pupils’ knowledge unless they break it down. Teachers with limited mental models of the topic find it easy to break down a topic because they are coming at it from the same perspective as pupils. Teachers with developed mental models of the topic can motivate pupils by selecting and breaking down important knowledge that will help pupils to be successful. Identifying exactly what pupils should learn is valuable because it...*Select the correct answer(s) Helps the teacher to reduce their sophisticated understanding to comprehensible building blocks. Allows the teacher to focus teaching on repetition of basic facts. Helps the teacher to know what will be on their assessments. What is ‘critical’ subject content?*Select the correct answer(s) Content that the teacher hopes that pupils will recall in one, three, or perhaps even ten years. Knowledge which is unimportant. Knowledge which matters in understanding a topic, but less so once the topic is complete.