What do you know about cognitive apprenticeship in the classroom?
Reprinted from 1991 in the American Educator, Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Thinking Visible is important reading for teachers serious about education research.
The vehicle for transmitting knowledge...
In the opening paragraph of this 18-page paper, the authors write "In Ancient times, teaching and learning were accomplished through apprenticeship: We taught our children how to speak, grow crops, craft cabinets, or tailor clothes by showing them how and by helping them do it.
Apprenticeship was the vehicle for transmitting the knowledge required for expert practice in fields from painting and