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ERIC Number: ED116908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 287
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An Exploratory Study of Educational Cognitive Style as a Means of Obtaining Clues for Personalizing the Instruction of Ninth Grade Students in Biology.
Rundio, Paul Arnold
The purpose of this study was to experiment with educational cognitive style as a vehicle for providing information to be used to personalize the instruction of ninth-grade biology students. Employed in the study was a conceptual framework called the "Educational Sciences" (as utilized at Oakland Community College in Michigan) which includes the Educational Science of Cognitive Style (a means of diagnosing student methods of obtaining meaning and planning educational experiences based on them). Cognitive style elements were used to fashion educational programs based on the students' cognitive style profiles. A sample of ninth-grade biology students was drawn on the basis of accessibility and divided according to the letter-grade categories. Cognitive style maps were then determined using the instrumentalities mentioned. Collective cognitive style profiles were ascertained for each letter grade category. The data were analyzed for clues about personalizing instruction. The study's findings indicated: (1) it was possible to map cognitive style profiles of individual students; (2) collective cognitive style profiles could be ascertained for students in certain letter grade categories; and (3) clues for personalizing instruction were apparent. (Author/LS)
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