ERIC Number: ED182744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Effective Communications through Educational Cognitive Style. A Position Paper.
Abruzzese, Anthony A.
Educational cognitive style refers to a person's preferred ways of gathering meaning from surroundings. It involves four groups of behaviors: receiving, expressing, reasoning, and handling the receiving/expressing in specific settings or modalities. A comparison of communication and educational cognitive style shows that several ideas are common to both concepts. By using the results of various cognitive style measurement instruments, teachers can discover how persons prefer to receive messages, the kinds of settings they prefer, the reasoning patterns they use to make decisions, and their preferred methods of expressing messages. When this information is assembled and analyzed, the communication process can be made more personal, thus more effective. (RL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), English Instruction, Higher Education, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Processing, Language Styles, Language Usage, Learning, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the New England Association of Teachers of English (Portsmouth, NH, October 19-21, 1979)