Cognitive Apprenticeship


This resource offers the 4 pillars towards cognitive apprenticeship, which is not a model of teaching that gives teachers a packaged formula for instruction. Instead, it is an instructional paradigm for teaching. Use it wisely…

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Date Updated: 25th January 2024Date Created: 15th March 2021 SKU: Cognitive Apprenticeship Categories: , Tag:

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Rewind a decade or so in the classroom, the teacher would typically show the student how to do a task, watch as the teacher practices each stage, and then provide the student with more responsibility until they are proficient enough to do the task themselves. The basic concept that the teacher would show the student and help them achieve it.

Cognitive apprenticeship offers an instructional paradigm for teaching to help teachers identify the processes of the task and make them visible to students; situate abstract tasks in authentic contexts and vary the diversity of situations to help students transfer what they learn.

Source: Inspired by Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Thinking Visible (1991) ~Collin, Brown, & Holum





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