Back to the future

Luke, Allan (2013) Back to the future. The Australian Educator, Summer(80), pp. 14-15.

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In the field of education, explicit instruction refers to teacher-­‐centred instruction that is focused on clear behavioural and cognitive goals and outcomes. These in turn are made ‘explicit’ or transparent to learners. Sociologist Basil Bernstein defined explicit instruction as featuring “strong classification” and “strong framing”: clearly defined and boundaried knowledge and skills, and teacher-­‐directed interaction. Explicit instruction is affiliated with but not limited to highly structured, instruction in basic skills in early literacy and numeracy education. It is also used in Australian genre-­‐based approaches to writing that stress the value of “explicit” knowledge of grammar and all textual codes. Several major meta-­‐analyses and reviews have identified explicit instruction as a major instructional approach in contemporary schooling...

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ID Code: 63824
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Aboriginal education, Torres Strait Islander education, Direct Instruction, Explicit Instruction, Literacy
ISSN: 1328-6021
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author
Copyright Statement: Author grants permission to cite, reproduce and circulate.
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2013 22:08
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 23:46

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