June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Educational Research and Methods
This theory paper suggests a contrasting pair of frames through which to view faculty attempts to adopt curricular cultures, as when introducing new pedagogies into courses. Attempts that use a cargo cult framing treat novel pedagogies as writ, copying practices without interrogating underlying meaning. In contrast, attempts that use a cognitive apprenticeship framing presume that expertise comes through scaffolded, reflective, and social performance leading toward contextually adaptable mastery. These contrasting frames, supported by case studies, provide a theoretical basis for improved curricular culture change.
Chua, M., & Stein, L. A. (2017, June), Cargo Cults and Cognitive Apprenticeships: Two Frameworks for Adopting Unfamiliar Curricular Cultures Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28014
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