Working Memory and Implicit/Explicit Instruction

Reading Time: 6 minutesNot only does working memory play a major role in the learning of a target grammar structure, but it may play a large role in learning of productive skills through explicit instruction. Explicit instruction on novel grammatical constructions is more successful than implicit instruction.

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The “What” and “How” of Classroom-Research, Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article discusses the opposing viewpoints of classroom-based research and their agreement on the importance of implicit knowledge. It then looks at why research should focus on implicit rather than explicit knowledge. This could have important implications for research and how this research informs practice.

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