The Effect of Cognitive Apprenticeship - Based Instructional Method in Science teaching for fifh grade Students on DevelopingTheir Creative Thinking and Their Ability to Solve Problems

Suzan M. S. Abu-Hudra


This study was conducted to answer the following questions:
1- Does the ability of basic fifth grade students to solve problems vary due to different instructional method (instructional method based on cognitive apprenticeship and traditional instructional method)?
2- Is there an effect on the ability of fifth grade students to solve problems can be attributed to the two-way and three-way interactions between instructional method, sex, and scientific achievement?
The Study sample consisted of (141) students in the fifth grade of the academic year 2007 / 2008, who were distributed across the two groups: experimental group consisted of (71) students, was taught using cognitive apprenticeship teaching style, and the control group consisting of (70) students was taught using the traditional learning style. Two male and female teachers Participated in the implementation of the study for (18) class periods. Study data were collected and analyzed quantitatively. The study revealed that males showed some promising in acquisition of the ability to solve problems in the cognitive apprenticeship teaching style over females at the level )α≤0.05(. The researcher recommended taking into account the cognitive apprenticeship strategy with the impact of effective teaching in the development of the ability to solve problems with fifth grade students.


Cognitive Apprenticeship, Problem Solving, Scientific Achievement

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