ERIC Number: ED382612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-11
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Changing the Cognitive Style of Preprofessional Students.
Simpson, F. Morgan; And Others
The cognitive styles of Education majors at a southern university were examined over a 5-year period. The Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) was administered to 537 students in an introductory education course. This test identifies field-dependent (FD) and field-independent (FI) learning styles. One hundred ninety-six students were retested at the conclusion of their internships. In the interim, course grades across six required undergraduate courses were compared with cognitive style. Findings indicated that students became more field-independent with time. Males tended to be more field independent than females, but females performed better academically across the six courses. Students with higher course grades generally had higher embedded figures scores in all six courses. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Group Embedded Figures Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).