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ERIC Number: EJ912628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
Reflecting, Shaking and Being Shook: Resistance in a Primary Classroom
Loh, Jason Kok Khiang
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v9 n3 p160-168 Dec 2010
Jason Loh, an experienced primary school teacher and a teacher educator, discovered a powerful way of using pictures with children's spoken and listening vocabulary to build their reading and writing vocabulary. The transformative moment for the writer occurred during his secondment to the sole, teacher-training institute of Singapore, the National Institute of Education, during an encounter with a Canadian colleague. That encounter prompted a decision to utilise this learning strategy, the Picture-Word Inductive Model (PWIM), in his lower primary class when he returned to the school system. This narrative relates his experiences as he used PWIM in his primary 1 class in a new school, and the resistance he met as a result. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A