ERIC Number: ED174299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
The Utilization of Cognitive Style Mapping of Students to Determine and Implement Alternative Instructional Strategies.
Atkins, Karen B.
An educational cognitive style map was prepared for each new student in the Allied Health Division of Spartanburg Technical College in Fall 1978. The Cognitive Style Map Interest Inventory was administered and individual profile sheets were developed for each of the 130 students in the division. These profile sheets provided a composite picture of the ways in which different students derive meaning from their environment, e.g., through auditory or visual means, or through abstract or concrete reasoning. Faculty members of the division, after a series of preparatory workshops on cognitive style and instructional methodology, diagnosed the learning styles of their students and developed instructional strategies and teaching techniques corresponding to each individual. Advising and counseling sessions were held with each student throughout the quarter to discuss the mapping process and the implications of the student's particular learning style. The faculty composed cognitive style profiles on each department within the division, evaluated present instructional methods, and proposed alternative methods based on the cognitive preferences of their students. Results of the departmental mappings and proposed educational plans are appended. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cognitive Style Interest Inventory
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University