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The Other Lesson: Teaching What We Don't Know

By: Kim Stafford
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 2
Date: January 1985

Summary: Stafford distinguishes between "overt" lessons—what the teacher is asking the student to do—and "covert" lessons—the implied learning in the assignment, for good or bad, that goes beyond the teacher's strategy and instructions.

 

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