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Moran, Aidan – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1991
Explores how research in learning styles can benefit from findings in cognitive psychology. Discusses difficulties of research on learning styles and two relevant findings in cognitive research: the influence of prior knowledge on learning and the potential value to learners of metacognitive awareness. Urges rigorous conceptual and empirical…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Style, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Newble, David I.; Hejka, Eugene J. – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1991
Reviews research efforts in learning styles and approaches to learning focusing on effects of the medical school environment. Addresses teaching, curriculum, assessment, and implications for undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. Concludes that medical students should be using the deep approach to learning although traditional…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Riding, Richard; Cheema, Indra – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1991
Discusses research on cognitive styles and strategies. Groups labels into two principle styles. Describes the wholist-analytic style, examining whether an individual tends to process information in wholes or parts, and the verbalizer-imager style considering whether an individual is inclined to represent information during thinking verbally or in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence, Higher Education