ERIC Number: ED106705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Individual Differences in Cognitive Style and The Guidance Variable in Instruction.
Thornell, John G.
This study examined possible relationships between the analytic/global dimension of cognitive style, as defined by Davis and Klausmeier (1970) and measured by the Children's Embedded Figures Test (CEFT), and two modes of instruction varying in the level of guidance provided the learner. Sixty Anglo subjects (eight and nine years old), identified as a relatively homogeneous group working at approximately the fourth grade level of ability, were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups and taught selected concepts of mathematical symmetry for three consecutive days. Instruction was provided by self-paced booklets having either intermediate or maximal guidance. A posttest developed by the investigator was administered on the fourth day to assess initial learning and, again, for retention six weeks later. Results did not indicate significant interaction between the analytic/global dimension of cognitive style and instructional modes varying in the level of guidance. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Embedded Figures Test