ISBN-10:
0897894863
ISBN-13:
9780897894869
Pub. Date:
08/26/1997
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Teachers' and Students' Cognitive Styles in Early Childhood Education

Teachers' and Students' Cognitive Styles in Early Childhood Education

by Olivia N. SarachoOlivia N. Saracho

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Overview

Some educators feel that children's cognitive styles should be taken into account when learning activities are planned for them. The term cognitive styles refers to one's personal style, and describes an individual's mode of understanding, thinking, remembering, judging, and solving problems; in short, how he or she responds to and makes sense of the world. Assessing this functioning makes more sense than relying on a simple score on a standardized intelligence test. Teachers need to be aware of recent cognitive style research and learn to use the results of this research to plan effective educational programs. This book presents historical perspectives, suggests practical classroom applications, and provides implications for future research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897894869
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/26/1997
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)

About the Author

OLIVIA NATIVIDAD SARACHO is Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland at College Park. For several decades, Dr. Saracho has conducted research related to cognitive style, including young children. She is coauthor of Right from the Start (1994), Dealing with Individual Differences in the Early Childhood Classroom (1994), and Foundations of Early Childhood Education (1991).

Table of Contents

Background Information

Cognitive Style: Its Importance in Teaching and Learning

Field Dependence Independence: An Important Dimension of Cognitive Style

Assessment Instruments

Students' Learning

Portraits of Field Dependent Independent Children

Students' Learning Behaviors

The Role of Field Dependence Independence in the Early Childhood Curriculum

Field Dependent Independent Characteristics in Young Children's Social Behaviors

Teachers' Instruction

Portraits of Field Dependent Independent Teachers

Teachers' Instructional Behaviors

Matching Teachers and Students

Future Directions

Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers

Potential Roles of Cognitive Style in Educational Practice

References

Index

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