Explicit Instruction

What is explicit instruction?

  • Explicit instruction is a direct way of teaching skills and strategies.
  • Implicit learning is limited in place of concrete/specific learning.
  • This benefits all types of individuals because it removes inferential learning (where mistakes can be made)
  • This removes assumptions in the learning process (e.g. “you should know this”)

What is the general explicit instruction process?

  • Set a learning goal
  • Break the goal down into component parts to be taught
  • Model how to do the skills with concrete examples
  • Cognitively model through the thought process
  • Shift the “doing” to the client to observe practice
  • Provide feedback and insight as the individual does more and more independently
explicit instruction

Related Pages

    Related Articles

    a team all holding different cogs together showing teamwork to display managing up

    Managing Up

    What is Managing Up? The proactive strategy of working effectively with superiors to achieve mutual goals. It involves understanding and anticipating a manager’s needs and making oneself an invaluable team

    Read More »
    Communication Coaching

    Communication Coaching

    What is communication coaching? Communication Coaching is a specialized form of coaching that focuses on enhancing an individual’s communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal, to improve interpersonal interactions and achieve

    Read More »
    a clock with a calendar off to the side to depict time awareness

    Time Awareness

    What is Time Awareness? The cognitive skill of accurately estimating and managing the time required for various tasks and activities. It’s an essential aspect of executive functioning that enables individuals

    Read More »