Cognitive Styles and Classroom Learning

Cognitive Styles and Classroom Learning

by Harry Morgan

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Overview

Cognitive style theory suggests that individuals utilize different patterns in acquiring knowledge. This book describes various styles of processing information that are employed by children as they receive new information in various settings—especially in teaching/learning situations. Cognitive style is not an indication of one's level of intelligence, but a description of the unique strategies that learners employ in acquiring new information. This book describes individual differences that have been documented through scholarly investigations of cognitive styles, highlights philosophical and theoretical foundations of cognitive style concepts, and pinpoints implications for classroom practice.

Researched concepts are interwoven with current issues such as affirmative action and public policy to promote ideas that assist with a better understanding of at-risk learners and troubled youth in general. Currently, the theory of multiple intelligences is receiving widespread acceptance. This book suggests that MI theory is merely a reframing of cognitive style theory. The book also details how some children diagnosed as hyperactive are improperly labeled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275956844
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/1997
Series: Drugs and the Pharmaceutical
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)

About the Author

HARRY MORGAN is Professor of Early Childhood Education at The State University of West Georgia in Carrollton. He is the author of Historical Perspectives on the Education of Black Children (Praeger, 1995).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Philosophical Foundations: Concepts of Self Among Black Scholars

Theoretical Foundations

Field Dependent and Field Independent Cognitive Style

Cognitive Style of Reflectivity Impulsivity

Cognitive Styles of Conceptualization

The Myers-Briggs Inventory

Cognitive Style of Leveling-Sharpening

Conclusion

Selected Bibliography

Index

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