ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS OF MEASURING THE POLAR-DEPENDENT AND POLAR-INDEPENDENT COGNITIVE STYLE IN TRAINING PUPILS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THROUGH MULTIMEDIA LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

E. Goranova, V. Voinohovska, S. Tsankov

University of Ruse (BULGARIA)
The aim of the study is to make a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the results of two parallel measurements for determining the manifestation of cognitive styles, polar-dependent and polar-independent, in training pupils in information technology through multimedia learning environment and to formulate an approach to improve the environment as adaptive.

The following methods are used to achieve this goal:
• Quantitative and qualitative analysis of a questionnaire completed by students through which they themselves have defined their cognitive style;
• Quantitative and qualitative analysis of an observation by which teachers identify cognitive styles of pupils;

In conclusion we discuss possible approaches for adapting multimedia learning environment based on cognitive styles - polar-dependent and polar-independent.