Principles of Cognitive Apprenticeship

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The principles of cognitive apprenticeship was developed from the social constructivists' theory of education. The four primary influences that form the cognitive apprenticeship theory are:
  • Situated Cognition
  • Traditional Apprenticeship
  • Socio-cultural Theory of Learning
  • Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
    ===An In-depth Look at Cognitive Apprenticeship===Next you will study the philosophy and theory of the Cognitive Apprenticeship instructional model through the journal article, Cognitive Apprenticeship, Technology, and the Contextualization of Learning Environments, written by Aziz Ghefaili's provides clarity and consistency to the notion of cognitive apprenticeship as a framework for instructional design and will give you a broad perspective of Cognitive Apprenticeship model. Please read the article to gain knowledge of the Cognitive Apprenticeship to support your success in the remaining Units in this course. Click the article link above and read this article, when you have finished return to this page using the Back button on your browser, to learn more about this topic.In summary these theories say:====Constructivism:====
  • Learning is a process of internal negotiation of meaning
  • Learning occurs best in functional, social, or cultural context
  • Knowledge is constucted by the learner, the learner interprets it to fit their own perception
    ====Situatued learning:====
  • Learning should not be abstract!
  • Activity in which you learn is an integral part of what you learn=========Learning Activity===Write your answer to the following questions in the comment box on the bottom of this page:
    1. In a Sociocultural learning theories, t'he roots and place of cognitive apprenticeship in educational literature are in which of the following domains:A. Situated Learning B. Traditional Apprenticeship C. Anchored Instruction D. All of the Above2. List some of the differences between traditional apprenticeship and cognitive apprenticeship? '3. What at the 4 building blocks of Cognitive Appenticeship?
    Course Navigation: At any time during this Unit you can use one of the following links to exit or the Page Orientation panel on the left:[Cognitive Apprenticeship.html Course Overview ] [Unit 1 - Introduction to Cognitive Apprenticeship.html Return to Unit 1 Lesson] [Unit 2 - Principles for Designing a Cognitive Apprenticeship Classroom.html Unit 2'] [5407071.html Unit 3]
    ====References:====Aziz Ghefaili. (2003). Cognitive Apprenticeship, Technology, and the Contextualization of Learning Environments (PDF). Journal of Educational Computing, Design& Online Learning, Vol. 4, Fall, 2003. Retrieved on October 10, 2007 from a Google Search at Image. Retrieved at on December 2, 2007 at

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