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Title: " Cognitive Learning Styles "
Cognitive learning styles refer to the various ways individuals perceive, gather, and process information in order to solve problems and make decisions. This 30-minute lesson examines three of the many style models now being studied; Herman Witkin, et. al., Field Dependent Independent; Jerome Kagan, Reflective Impulsive; and James McKenney, Information Processing. The presentation illustrates some of the instruments used to determine cognitive styles such as the Rod and Frame and the Identical Pictures Test. The lesson also includes a dramatization of a working committee made up of members who have distinctly different problem solving styles. Lacking awareness or knowledge about the influence of their different styles, the group makes little progress. In addition to improving communication in any group, an awareness of cognitive styles enables teachers to identify and assess their own teaching and learning habits and the effect they have on their students. Teachers aware of cognitive style are able to employ various teaching strategies that help students increase the effectiveness of their learning. The program suggests some style sensitive strategies that may be adapted. The lesson is intended for faculty and students who have some background in psychology or learning theory.
Production Date: 1978
Length: 30 minutes
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