The Use and Understanding of Style Differences to Enhance Learning

Carol Evans, Eva Cools

Abstract


The papers included in this Special Issue are from the thirteenth annual European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN) conference held at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Ghent, Belgium, June 2008. One of the key aims of ELSIN is to internationally promote understanding of individual style differences through dissemination of key research in learning styles. The six papers demonstrate how, in different higher education contexts, practitioners are engaged in learner-centred approaches by using cognitive and learning styles and approaches to studying models to enhance the learning experiences of their students in education and training. Such diverse higher education contexts include: business and management education in Belgium (Cools); teacher education in Belgium (Vanthournout, Donche, Gijbels and Van Petegem); undergraduate Spanish studies in the UK (Fern?╔Čndez-Toro); undergraduate hospitality management in Switzerland (Charlesworth); undergraduate Business Economics and Psychology in Denmark (Nielsen, Hvas and Kjaergaard); and undergraduate and postgraduate study in Health and Social Science in Scotland (Duffy and Rimmer).

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082

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