Using Cognitive Apprenticeship to Enhance the Study of Budgeting and Budgetary Control: An Action Research1

Volume 2 Issue 1 (January 2020)
Ayuba Napari
Pages: 1-14 Download Count : 1065 View Count: 1543 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2020.01.1 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


This research project sought to assist business three (3) students of Faith Senior High School to enhance their performance in budgeting and budgetary control using cognitive apprenticeship model of instruction. Many have argued that, our educational curriculum should be modelled to equip students with the requisite employable and entrepreneurial skills. Some scholars argue that the best form of education that give hands on practical training is the apprenticeship model of education and think it can be incorporated into our educational system. This can be done by replicating/bringing the process in the traditional apprenticeship that is the modeling, scaffolding, coaching, articulation and exploration into the classroom. The research was conducted in a way that saw the replication of all the elements of the apprenticeship model in the classroom for the impact to be evaluated. All the students in the class took part in the study. The researcher used exercises, observations, interview and administered questionnaire to gather data and used tables and figures/charts to analyze the data. The post-intervention results showed that the performance of the students improved consistently over the study period. The results mean that students’ performance can be enhanced if the cognitive apprenticeship model of instruction is used.


  • Cognitive apprenticeship
  • budgeting and budgetary control
  • Ghana
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