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| Published: March 08, 2019

Amalgamation of Education and Natural Learning Style Impacts Cognitive Development and Academic Achievement among 16 Year Old Students

Shruti Marwaha

Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, A. K. Sinha

Professor, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ramesh Sahani

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.071/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.071

ABSTRACT

Cognitive development refers to the development and effectiveness of mental processes.  Cognitive development is very important as it is the foundation of abilities and skills of life.  It is the basis of thinking abilities.  Education is basically meant to enable the students to understand the information in the desired manner and eventually to implement this gained knowledge wisely according to the situations faced by them.  Cognitive abilities are the core abilities of our brain which are required to think, read, understand, learn, recite, reason, and attend.  Cumulatively, they assimilate incoming information and pass it into the bank of knowledge utilized at school and usual life. Together, each of the minute and major cognitive skills plays a significant role in processing novel information.  In this context, the present longitudinal study was conducted on a sample of 474 students, aged 16 years, in order to analyse the impact of the regular intervention of customized education and personalized activities based on the natural learning style of the students on their cognitive development and academic achievement.  It was found that if the students are taught according to their respective learning nature, they will learn much easily and develop their interest in studies.  Every child is unique, carrying his own learning nature and capability. The regular intervention of customized education led to the increase in the cognitive abilities as well as academic achievement. It was notified that if the students are taught according to their respective learning nature, they will grasp much easily and develop their interest in studies.

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Shruti Marwaha @ developmentresearch04@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.071/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.071

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019

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