7. Evaluation and Assessment

One of the easier aspects of the cognitive apprenticeship model is that proficiency at specific knowledge, skills, and abilities is often self-evident: Practitioners are aware of what they have already mastered. Novice practitioners and/or those who are unsure of how their knowledge, skills, and abilities might pertain to a particular task or activity only need to view examples or recordings of the task or activity being performed and self-evaluate on the basis of that.

Formative assessment is an integral and immediate aspect of apprenticeship practices and, since learning in the department/programme/institute is not for credit, no summative assessment is necessary.

Online Cognitive Apprenticeship Model

  1. Programme Aims and Objectives
  2. Organisational Structure and Context
  3. Programme Participants
  4. The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model
  5. Example Activities/Tasks
  6. Programme Delivery and Integration
  7. Evaluation and Assessment
  8. Participant Support: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Psychological Change
  9. The Programme as an Agent of Change
  10. References