Effect of internet-based cognitive apprenticeship model (i-CAM) on statistics learning among postgraduate students

Farzaneh Saadati, Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Kamariah Abu Bakar

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Because students' ability to use statistics, which is mathematical in nature, is one of the concerns of educators, embedding within an e-learning system the pedagogical characteristics of learning is 'value added' because it facilitates the conventional method of learning mathematics. Many researchers emphasize the effectiveness of cognitive apprenticeship in learning and problem solving in the workplace. In a cognitive apprenticeship learning model, skills are learned within a community of practitioners through observation of modelling and then practice plus coaching. This study utilized an internet-based Cognitive Apprenticeship Model (i-CAM) in three phases and evaluated its effectiveness for improving statistics problem-solving performance among postgraduate students. The results showed that, when compared to the conventional mathematics learning model, the i-CAM could significantly promote students' problem-solving performance at the end of each phase. In addition, the combination of the differences in students' test scores were considered to be statistically significant after controlling for the pre-test scores. The findings conveyed in this paper confirmed the considerable value of i-CAM in the improvement of statistics learning for non-specialized postgraduate students.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0129938
JournalPLoS One
Volume10
Issue number7
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Effect of internet-based cognitive apprenticeship model (i-CAM) on statistics learning among postgraduate students. / Saadati, Farzaneh; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Abu Bakar, Kamariah.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 10, No. 7, e0129938, 01.07.2015.

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Saadati, Farzaneh ; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad ; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd ; Abu Bakar, Kamariah. / Effect of internet-based cognitive apprenticeship model (i-CAM) on statistics learning among postgraduate students. In: PLoS One. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 7.
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