EXPLICIT LEARNING VIDEO provides video explanation of the Explicit Learning lesson segment.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCE provides down-loadable written explanation of the Explicit Learning lesson segment.
LEADING A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SESSION provides a script and agenda for a teacher to use to lead participants (including parents!) through the Explicit Learning lesson segment.
Explicit learning is different to explicit instruction. Explicit instruction involves giving children instructions which they follow. Learning maths through explicit instruction may allow children to ‘master’ processes, but will not allow children to develop deep understanding of concepts and the relationships between concepts, nor the meta-language to explain their understanding.
Explicit learning involves asking strategically planned questions, designed to allow children to construct and develop understanding and meta-language. The explicit learning aspect of the lesson prepares children to investigate mathematical concepts independently.
At A Learning Place A Teaching Place, the Teaching Plans contain the Explicit Learning.
The teaching plans have been designed to develop your deep understanding of mathematical concepts, as your students are developing theirs!
The teaching plans comprehensively and explicitly cover the content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum and outcomes of the NSW Syllabus.
The teaching plans are easily differentiated to match the levels of understanding demonstrated by the children in your class (see the video ‘How to Plan a Differentiated Addition and Subtraction Lesson’ for advice on how to select the part of the teaching plan to use in the lesson).
The teaching plans are based on current learning research.
The teaching plans allow you to plan a lesson, to teach concepts in sequence and to teach related concepts simultaneously, ensuring deep understanding of the concept and relationships between concepts.