ERIC Number: ED158699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Student Learning in College by Adapting to Individual Differences in Educational Cognitive Style. Final Evaluation Report.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Two postsecondary institutions in Michigan, Macomb County Community College and Michigan State University, participated in a two-year program that attempted to implement and evaluate a set of procedures developed for measuring and mapping each student's educational cognitive style and using the resulting maps to individualize educational programs to accommodate students' styles. Based on a program developed by Joseph E. Hill of Oakland Community College in Michigan, the project specified four objectives: (1) to develop and test procedures for the measurement of the 32 dimensions of Hill's model of educational cognitive style; (2) to train faculty and staff of the participating institutions to understand the model; (3) to assist these trained faculty members in developing and carrying out plans for implementing cognitive style mapping procedures in making educational decisions in their individual courses; and (4) to plan and carry out systematic evaluations of the effect of the mapping procedures and data on educational outcomes in each setting. The project results did not establish the existence of significant relationships between the use of cognitive style measures and data on educational outcomes. Study results are presented in numerous tables and an appendix contains the reports of the evaluation advisory panel. (JMD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, College Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Intermode Differences, Learning, Learning Modalities, Measurement Instruments, Models, Program Evaluation, Student Improvement, Tables (Data)
The American College Testing Program, Iowa City, Iowa
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.