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    #1

    explicit knowledge

    What does this "explicit" mean here?

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    ex)Our understanding of media differences helps clarify the interaction between the type of skill or knowledge being measured and the medium in which it is being assessed. For example, consider the members of the Chicago Clubs could demonstrate about their knowledge of physics if they were given a practical "test" in the ball park. Their ability to intercept a baseball at the precise place where it falls to earth would clearly demonstrate that they understand things like velocity and trajectory.
    But were we to give the ballplayers a paper-and-pencil test on the principles of physics, they probably would not score as well. The written test does a good job of measuring explicit knowledge, but to assess the Cubs' hands-on knowledge, the field test would be a much fairer and more accurate measure of their understanding.

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    #2

    Re: explicit knowledge

    You usually show some evidence that you have looked up a word yourself first.

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    #3

    Re: explicit knowledge

    I'm sorry I don't get it.

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    #4

    Re: explicit knowledge

    What is it about the dictionary definition of "explicit" that does not help you here?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: explicit knowledge

    "explicit" is "obvious, external, evident, etc", but I can't get the meaning in terms of class exams.

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    #6

    Re: explicit knowledge

    In this case, IMO, "explicit" = "specific".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: explicit knowledge

    They're not specifically talking about class exams.

    They are trying to show that although someone who catches a baseball very effectively is actually theoretically showing a good understanding of the laws of physics, because they are able to accurately look at the speed, height, trajectory of a baseball and then position themselves perfectly in order to catch it, if you asked them to sit down with a pen and paper and explain in written terms exactly how they do that in terms of the actual laws of physics they would be unable to do so.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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