Personality and learning styles surrounded by W3 software: The Macao Portuguese school case

Joao Negreiros, Zelia Baptista, Leanda Lee

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Abstract

One of the purposes of this study is to evaluate how the choice of teaching method can be assisted by knowledge of a student s personality type and learning style. The present research is undertaken in the context of Web 2.0 tools use within the Portuguese literature subject at Escola Portuguesa de Macao (EPM). The Felder-Soloman index of learning style (ILS) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) based upon Jung s theory of psychological nature were used as measures of learning style and personality type with 8th grade EPM students. Descriptive and chi-squared correlation statistical results of the associations between personality and learners types are presented. These results are discussed positing that the knowledge of student s personality traits and learning styles together may have a notable implication for teaching methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345 - 359
Number of pages15
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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