ERIC Number: ED479427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Cognitive Styles and Medical Students' Learning.
While a number of systems have been developed based on cognitive styles, and a significant body of research has been carried out about learning with multiple representations, little is known about the effectiveness of systems based on multiple intelligences (MI). To address this, a prototype was built based on Gardner's theory of MI and experiments were performed to study the effectiveness of the system on medical students' learning. The results showed that medical students accomplish deeper understanding of a topic when it is taught in a way that matches their cognitive styles. Moreover, the results indicated that providing students with a rich environment in which they can learn a topic via their chosen modality seems not to be as an effective teaching method as automatically adapting the material. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Strategies, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Multimedia Materials, Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.