Lori E. Ikerd 
William Beaumont Hospitals 


Thursday December 8, 2011

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

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Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus 
3601 W. Thirteen Mile
AB-W, Lower Level, Classroom 1
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Center for Medical Education Scholarship, Faculty Leadership and Development (The Center) Presents:

Cognitive Apprenticeship


Gloria KuhnDr. Gloria Kuhn

Dr. Gloria Kuhn is the Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She completed a residency in emergency medicine at Detroit General Hospital.  During this time Dr. Kuhn became interested in medical education.  In 1982 she started the first emergency medicine residency at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital.  This program is now one of two emergency medicine residencies sponsored by Wayne State University.

In 1998, Dr. Kuhn completed a doctoral program in Instructional Technology.   Her stated goal during this program was to “teach doctors to teach and assist residents and medical students to learn.”  In pursuit of this goal she has been active in faculty development in her department, in the medical school and at a national level.  She has been nationally and locally recognized for excellence in teaching and contributing to furthering education in emergency medicine.  She has performed educational research and has published on this topic.  

Cognitive Apprenticeship is a method of instruction aimed primarily at teaching the thought processes that experts use to handle/solve complex tasks and problems. 

The focus of this learning through guided experience is on cognitive and metacognitive skills, rather than on the physical skills and processes of traditional apprenticeships.

Applying apprenticeship methods to largely cognitive skills requires the externalization of processes that are usually carried out internally.

After attending this presentation learners should be better able to:

  • Define and list the components of the Cognitive Apprenticeship
  • Compare cognitive apprenticeship to the traditional apprenticeship model
  • Use strategies to implement cognitive apprenticeship into both didactic and bedside teaching

 This activity is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.