Design of Online Teacher Training Mode: a Cognitive Apprenticeship approach

  • Li ChenEmail author
  • Wan-ru Ding
  • Wen Wu
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)


In order to solve the problems in online teacher training and innovate teacher training mode, we designed a learning-centered online training mode. In this paper, we used Cognitive Apprenticeship (CA) as the design framework, addressing the research question: How can CA be used to inform the instructional design of an online teacher training? We applied the four components of CA to our instructional design and fully described how they be applied to this online training mode. This is also a blended training mode, which blended teachers’ online learning and offline practice. In practical application, we also developed an online learning system, called Teacher Workshops System (TWS), to support the training activities. The application shows that this training mode has indeed changed the way teachers learn and promoted their teaching practice, but the effectiveness of this mode will be affected by many factors.


teacher training online learning activities cognitive apprenticeship instructional design 


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This research is funded by a research grant from the Educational Department of Jiangxi Province in China (Project Code 18YB039).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Communication CollegeJiangxi Normal UniversityNanchangChina

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