ERIC Number: ED186685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Cognitive Style, Learning Style, and Transfer Skill Acquisition. Information Series No. 195.
Intended for educational practitioners interested in direct application of learning and cognitive style to the classroom and the encouragement of transfer skill acquisition, this document is a review and synthesis of cognitive, learning, and teaching style literature with application to adult life stages and development. The first section of the document is primarily an overview, discussion and merging of cognitive and learning styles with transfer skills. "Linking Style and Transfer Skills" discusses what is known about transfer skills and transfer skill acquisition, and then presents the notion of style and some of its elements as they relate to transfer skill acquisition. Chapters that follow examine the literature on cognitive style and learning style separately. Implications for research on all three of the concepts (transfer skills, cognitive styles, and learning styles) are offered within the context of a discussion teaching style. Current applications in educational and training environments are discussed and various inventories for assessing cognitive/learning styles are identified and compared to assist the reader in selecting a learning style approach. A number of literal and figurative illustrations are used throughout the monograph. (MEK)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Style, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Skills, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Styles, Transfer of Training
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($7.25)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see ED 138 834, ED 146 420, ED 146 458, ED 174 809, CE 024 835-836, CE 025 246-247, and CE 025 306.