The European Learning Styles Information Network - An International Forum

Listed below are abstracts from the ELSIN 2000 conference.

If you require a reprint of the full paper, contact the authors.  Details are given in most cases.


Learning Styles and Strategies: A Review of Research

Philip Adey

King's College London


The use of the Verbaliser-Imager cognitive style as a descriptor in a student model of learner characteristics in a multimedia application

Trevor Barker, Carol Britton, Sara Jones and David Messer

University of Hertfordshire


Cultural oppositions or creative tensions?   A study of the perceptions of overseas colleagues of teaching and learning in British Higher Education

R Bhanot and Glynis Cousin

Coventry University


Alternative methods for teaching structural protein biochemistry - a matter of style?

Dr H Brzeski and Professor Robert Slater

University of Hertfordshire


Using learning styles to select an appropriate CBT package

Alan Cooper, University of Brighton

Emily Gemelli, The Lee Valley Centre of Middlesex University


Approaches to learning, cognitive style, and motivation as predictors of academic performance

Åge Diseth and Øyvind Martinsen

University of Bergen


Encouraging undergraduate learning: gender and the rules of engagement

D.M. Dunn & D.M. Chaput de Saintonge

The Department of Medical and Dental Education, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine Hospital


Middle Eastern intuition? A comparison of the cognitive styles of Arab and English management undergraduates

Ghada El-Kot, College of Management & Technology, Arab Academy, for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Egypt

Eugene Sadler-Smith, University of Plymouth Business School, UK


The development of Total Learning Style Inventory Scores

Dr Iain Garner

Sheffield Hallam University


Structure Mapping and Hypertext Architecture

Martin Graff

University of Glamorgan


Exploring Individual Differences in Attitudes Towards Computers

Martin Graff

University of Glamorgan


Profile of Learning Styles - Development of a comprehensive computer-based measure of learning styles for use in further and higher education

David Grimsell

Chartered Occupational Psychologist


Learning to speak the knowledge or learning to understand? A comparative examination of developing reflective learning in probation education and training in the UK and in Romania

Ruth Goatly

University of Hertfordshire


No pain, no gain: Managing the fallout from reflection in cross-style experiential learning

Jeanne Hill and Pamela Houghton

University of Central Lancashire


Cognitive style and socialisation: Connections between age, gender, occupational type and intuitive-analytical behaviour in an international study.

Jeanne Hill, Department of International Business, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Ara Puurula, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland


Quantitative Measure of Approaches to Learning and Training

Mary Holmes, Dr Susan Geertshuis, David Clancy and Amanda Bristol

University of Wales, Bangor


Developing managerial learning styles in the context of the strategic application of information and communications technologies

Professor Clive Holtham and Nigel Courtney

City University Business School


The identification of the emergence of individual approaches to learning in young children: implications for recruitment and continuing programmes of training and development in business and public service organisations

Tony Hurlin

Hampshire Able and Talented Child Project


Learning preferences and beliefs about knowledge – their relationship to Students' subject choices

Janis Jarvis

Manchester Metropolitan University


CAL design for Reflective Practice supporting multiple learning styles for education and training in pre-hospital emergency care (PHEC).

Indra Jones and John Cookson

University of Hertfordshire


Policy implications of individual differences in learning style for education and training of pre- hospital emergency care (PHEC) practitioners

Indra Jones and John Cookson

University of Hertfordshire


The Effect of Critical Thinking Skill on Examination Performance

Dr Joseph Lee and Niki Cheong

INTI College, Malaysia


Sources of student stress and cognitive style

Joan Little, Coromandel Associates, Penzance, UK

Eugene Sadler-Smith, University of Plymouth Business School, UK


How do students prepare for part-time study? Students' anticipated study approaches and preparations for time and resource management

Dr Suzanne Murphy,

Open University Business School.


Integrating new learning technologies into the curriculum. A case study

Ashley Pinn

University of Hertfordshire


The Use of Reflective Commentaries in Computer Science Teaching

Dr Simon Polovina

University of Hertfordshire


Team work and Cognitive Style. A multi-methodological study of the relationship between cognitive styles and group processes

Vincenza Priola and Dr John L. Smith

University of Sunderland Business School


A multi-media CD-ROM based approach to the development of distance-learning courses in pharmacology

V.Raman, S.J. Bennett and P.A.Hudson,

University of Hertfordshire


Field Dependence revisited: Personality

Julie A. Richardson, Kings College London

Tony E. Turner, Canterbury Christ Church University College


A comparative study of the cognitive styles of business and management students in Greece and the UK

Michael Savvas, Gloucestershire Business School

Eugene Sadler-Smith, University of Plymouth Business School, UK


Redesigning university education towards a dual mode approach: the congruency problem in relation to learning styles

Tammy Schellens & Martin Valcke


To match or not to match? The conundrum of management education for reflective-analytical Polish managers

Agnieszka Sitko-Lutek, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland,

Ania Rakowska, Katedra Zarazdzania Politechnika, Lublin, Poland

Jeanne Hill, University of Central Lancashire


The interaction between new learning technologies and cognitive style

Dr. Chris D. Smith and Helen Whiteley

University of Central Lancashire


Cross-cultural comparison in studying approaches of Australian and Chinese University students

Swee Noi Smith

Deakin University, Australia


Developing flexible delivery for vocational students: stability and dimensionality of learning preferences

Peter J Smith

Deakin University, Australia


Self Instructional Web Based Learning Environment

Janak Sodha

University of the West Indies


Cognitive style and decision-making

David P. Spicer, Bradford Management Centre, University of Bradford, UK

Eugene Sadler-Smith, University of Plymouth Business School, UK


An Exploratory Study of Cognitive Styles, Learning Styles and Learning Preferences of Undergraduate and Graduate Business Students in Northern Cyprus

Cem Tanova

Eastern Mediterranean University


Who have better learning styles - East Asian and Australian students?

Tommy Tang and Jeremy Williams

Queensland University of Technology


When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object: Chinese students learning in the UK university system

Yvonne Turner

University of Hertfordshire


Some Emotional Dimensions of Learning Style: a study of cases

Dr Mike Watts

University of Surrey


Predicting Student Success/Failure

Malcolm Wellstead

University of Hertfordshire


Learning Styles and Retention: achievement on an 'A' level programme in a Further Education College

Marian Woolhouse, University of Hertfordshire

Trixi Blaire, West Herts College


Chinese Pupils and their Learning Preferences

Professor Derek Woodrow and Sylvia Sham (Yuen Mei)

Manchester Metropolitan University.