The Interaction of the Explicit and the Implicit in Skill Learning: A Dual-Process Approach

Ron Sun, Paul Slusarz, Chris Terry
2005 Psychological review  
This article explicates the interaction between implicit and explicit processes in skill learning, in contrast to the tendency of researchers to study each type in isolation. It highlights various effects of the interaction on learning (including synergy effects). The authors argue for an integrated model of skill learning that takes into account both implicit and explicit processes. Moreover, they argue for a bottom-up approach (first learning implicit knowledge and then explicit knowledge) in
more » ... the integrated model. A variety of qualitative data can be accounted for by the approach. A computational model, CLARION, is then used to simulate a range of quantitative data. The results demonstrate the plausibility of the model, which provides a new perspective on skill learning.
doi:10.1037/0033-295x.112.1.159 pmid:15631592 fatcat:3plqlscbvfhi7mt24rhkqxzeoi