Essay about Relationship Between Teacher And Student Cognitive Styles

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Relationship of Teachers’ Cognitive Styles to Pupils’ Academic Achievement Gains by Saracho and Dayton was published in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 1980. Saracho and Dayton discuss the relationship between teacher and student cognitive styles and their effectiveness in education. In a country that continues to lose ground on a world ranking for education, the need for reform is an ever present political issue. The study by Saracho and Dayton can prove helpful if a district is looking to change its educational thinking. What if aligning cognitive styles with children allows for an increase in success? What if by analyzing both students and teachers cognitive, Saracho and Dayton can create an effective framework to allow teachers and children to be matched or mismatched so that the most effective learning can happen, leading to an increase in success in the classroom? Saracho and Dayton studied the relationship between teacher and student cognitive styles. Saracho states, “The purpose of the research reported in this article was to partially fill this void by studying the relationship between the cognitive style of teachers and academic achievement gains of their students.” They wanted to study and research whether cognitive style can have an impact on education. “Cognitive style affects how pupils learn, teachers’ instruct, and how students and teachers interact in the classroom.” If Saracho and Dayton have a successful study they can identify how to…

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