Relationship between Cognitive Style with Leadership-Management and Curriculum Management: A Review

By Saedah Siraj, Zahra Naimie and Reihaneh Shagholi.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Past studies shows field independent (FI) are good leaders and field dependent (FD) are good managers (Bennis & Nanus 1985). This paper tries to synthesize previous studies and emphasize that there is relationship between cognitive style category (FI, FD) and leadership-management. FI is representing good leaders while FD is good managers. Manager uses a formal, rational approach but leader exercises passion and stirs emotions (Bacon & Struggle, 2004). The leaders are focused on bigger picture as opposed to manager (Kotter, 1988). How far does FI/FD individual styles can be applied in curriculum management context also will be discussed.

Keywords: Curriculum Management, Leadership, Management, Cognitive style, Field Independent, Field Dependent

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 9, pp.23-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 570.637KB).

Dr. Saedah Siraj

Deputy Dean, Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Saedah Siraj specialized in curriculum development, she is the Deputy Dean of the Education Faculty and member of the Senate, University of Malaya. She has written 12 books, published articles national and international journals. Her research interest is curriculum management, learning strategies, future curriculum and mLearning.

Zahra Naimie

Research assistant and Phd candidate, Faculty of Education, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory, Malaysia

Zahra Naimie has been a researcher and teacher who is able to converse in Persian, English, Arabic, Japanese, French and Malay languages. She has been writting national and international articles. She is also interested in translation and now she is doing the comparative study for the Japanese and Iranian student regarding their individual based curriculum. Her interest is language and curriculum.

Reihaneh Shagholi

Research assistantand Phd candiate, Faculty of Education,University Of Malaya, Kuala lumpur, Federal Territory, Malaysia

Reihaneh Shagholi written the book Distance Learning and also published some articles nationally. She has been supervising the master students. She has been taking part in some research Project (practical).


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