A response to Truscott Smith, developed a framework for the learning to learn concept that allowed the rest of us to understand its relationships with knowing and learning. Ehrman and Leaver make a distinction between the terms field in dependence and field in sensitivity. Literature Review Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition One area in second language acquisition SLA that has always been a target of investigation for researchers is corrective feedback. Cognitive Style and Interpersonal Behavior: More specifically, the findings showed that the most preferred type of feedback for both synoptic and ectenic learners was correction with comments.
Concrete learners tend to involve themselves with what is being learned and prefer real materials, whereas abstract learners tend to focus on grammar rules and system of language rather than language use for communication.
Cognitive style and adult learning principles
The case for grammar correction in L2 writing classes: Cognitive style, English as a foreign language, error type, written corrective feedback, young adult learners of English. Studies on Cognitive Styles and Corrective Feedback As mentioned earlier a great deal of research has been conducted on the usefulness of WCF, however, these studies are often considered to be incomplete because they have not considered individual factors which seem to have an important role in the efficacy of feedback and writing development. Response to student writing: An investigation of the effect on oral accuracy through corrective feedback. The implications for CPD policy and practice and the theoretical and empirical elaboration of the cognitive style construct are discussed.