ERIC Number: ED194072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Style Predictors of Performance.
A study was conducted to determine if a relationship exists between cognitive styles and learning performance. Seventy students enrolled in three sections of an introductory instructional media course at a southeastern university served as subjects for the study. Testing instruments were administered to the students to determine their cognitive styles. Measurement of the students' learning performance consisted of four major course requirements: graphic production skills (SKILLS), a recall type examination (FINAL), a problem solving activity related to selection and evaluation (PRACTICUM), and the development and implementation of a mediated teaching module (PROJECT). For the SKILLS variable, field independence emerged as the strongest predictor of learning performance. The FINAL variable produced some strong, albeit confusing predictors. For the PRACTICUM variable, positive influences of qualitative code auditory, the cultural determinant individual, and the deductive reasoning variable all predicted learning performance. For the PROJECT variable, positive influences of field independence, individuality, and kinesics were the strongest predictors of learning performance. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Denver, CO, April 21-24, 1980). For complete proceedings of the Research and Theory Division, see IR 008 914.