ERIC Number: ED177624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Cognitive Mapping and Assessing the Communication Student.
Valler, Tom; Springhorn, Ron G.
Cognitive mapping is a way to determine cognitive style. Based on the "Hill Educational Sciences Model," cognitive mapping is generally applicable in education at any level and in any area, but it has particular applications in communications courses. The simplest method of applying the cognitive style mapping procedure is to have students respond to a variety of statements as pertaining to them "usually,""sometimes," or "seldom." Cognitive style maps are prepared from these responses for each student in the class and for the class as a whole. Basically, the maps place the students (and the instructor) on different scales that indicate preferred ways of learning and interacting with others. The maps show teachers quickly and with reasonable accuracy what their audience is like, thus streamlining the process of selecting the teaching methods most likely to work with the particular audience. (A sample of the type of cognitive style map used at East Texas State University is attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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