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ERIC Number: EJ1207338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Making Things Explicit Using Instructional Materials: A Case Study of a Singapore Teacher's Practice
Leong, Yew Hoong; Cheng, Lu Pien; Toh, Wei Yeng Karen; Kaur, Berinderjeet; Toh, Tin Lam
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v31 n1 p47-66 Mar 2019
The phrase 'make it explicit' is a common advice given to teachers. It is, however, not clear to us what this actually means when translated into classroom practice. Our review found that we are not alone: "explicit" is used in different ways in the education literature. This paper explores, through a case study of a teacher who stated "making things explicit" as an ostensible goal of his instructional practice, how the explicitation is realised in teaching mathematics. In particular, we examine how he used the instructional materials that he crafted to fulfil his goal of explicitation. We were able to uncover three strategies he used: explicit-from, explicit-within, and explicit-to.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore