ERIC Number: ED136875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Critical Questions; A Report of the Projects Utilizing Cognitive Style Information in New York State Two-Year Colleges. Project Priority: Occupational Emphasis.
Martens, Kay, Ed.
Between 1974 and 1976 the Two-Year College Development Center conducted a project to provide cognitive style information to faculty, counselors, and administrators at 21 two-year colleges in New York through a series of seminars and workshops. During 1976, the project focused on four questions identified as crucial to the application of cognitive style information at two-year colleges. These were: (1) Does a program in cognitive style information for students improve learning performance? (2) Is there a relationship between students' cognitive styles and their performance on written assignments? (3) Is there an inverse relationship between mismatching of cognitive style and performance in occupational curriculums? (4) Is cognitive style a determinant in the type of materials students select in a learning laboratory? This document compiles the reports of studies undertaken by eleven of the participating colleges to provide answers to the four questions, and an additional study undertaken to investigate the relationship between cognitive style and career choices. Procedures and testing instruments used in the studies are reviewed by the project staff in a separate chapter. The concluding chapter summarizes the studies and makes suggestions for further research. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
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