New learning: Re-apprenticing the learner
The preparation of graduates who are able to use theoretical knowledge to become independent, critical thinkers ready for the workforce and career and life changes is a major problem facing academics in higher education. This paper explores the theoretical background to the development of The Interdisciplinary Critical Thinking Tool (?TICTT), a dynamic Internet tool based on an eclectic educative model that incorporates concepts from cognitive apprenticeship, problem-based learning and critical thinking. Through the use of these concepts, the tool's design re-apprentices the learner to develop contextual knowledge and compare this knowledge to expert ways of knowing.
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