Cognitive Apprenticeship: Teaching Students How to Think Like an Expert Conference Paper uri icon


  • Cognitive Apprenticeship is an adaptation of the traditional model of education where apprentices would gain skills by working with an expert over time. This form of education is still practiced today in highly complex fields like law and medicine, as well as in technical fields like plumbing and electrical work. The same attributes of apprenticeship that make traditional forms successful can be applied to problemsolving, critical thinking, and other high-level skills. This paper explores how cognitive apprenticeship can be applied to a Systems Analysis and Design course to teach problem-solving and critical thinking.

name of conference

  • EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Gomillion, D., George, J., Becker, A., & Scialdone, M.

complete list of authors

  • Gomillion, David||George, Jordana||Becker, Aaron||Scialdone, Michael

publication date

  • January 2019