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Cognitive Styles and Learning Strategies in Management Education

Cognitive styles and learning strategies in management education


In this chapter I define cognitive styles and learning strategies, and review and critique three dimensions of cognitive style, namely representation (verbalizer-imager), organization (wholist-analytical) and processing (analysis-intuition) of information. Extant frameworks appear to be wanting in terms of a combination of reliability and validity of style measurement, commonality of conceptual framework and theoretical bases, and the extent to which they acknowledge the integrated and interdependent nature of human thinking. I offer a duplex framework for cognitive style which draws heavily upon dual-process theory and consists of two complementary information processing modes: (1) analytical: affect-free, slow in operation, fast in formation, serial and detail-focused, cognitively demanding, abstract/symbolic, and open to conscious ...

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