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ERIC Number: EJ997575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Identifying Individual Differences: A Cognitive Styles Tool
Sanders, Perry R.; Conti, Gary J.
Journal of Adult Education, v41 n2 p43-63 2012
Although One-Stop Career Centers are mandated to promote client-centered services, patrons are ordinarily funneled through a standard procedure. Adult education principles suggest that these centers should be learner-centered and address individual differences. Therefore, the purpose of the this study was to describe the interaction of the cognitive styles of decision-making styles, ways of knowing approaches, and learning strategy preferences of customers of Workforce Oklahoma, a One-Stop Career Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To do this, data were collected from 255 customers at the center using the General Decision-Making Survey (GDMS), the Attitude Toward Thinking and Learning Survey (ATTLS), and Assessing The Learning Strategies of AdultS (ATLAS). While no interaction was found among these three cognitive processes using discriminant analysis, three naturally-occurring groups were found with cluster analysis for each decision-making styles and ways of knowing. Collectively, these findings were used to created a practitioner tool called AID: Addressing Individual Differences. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma