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ERIC Number: ED567094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Learning Styles and Disciplinary Fields: Is There a Relationship?
Almeida, PatrĂ­cia Albergaria
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (10th, Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Jun 12-15, 2012)
Having knowledge about students' learning styles allows the teachers to improve their expertise in order to supply suitable support and challenge in learning environments. This paper presents the initial results of a research project that aims at investigating the relationship between university students' learning styles and disciplinary fields. This study is being conducted at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal. The Learning Styles Inventory was administered to a sample of 186 students from different academic backgrounds. The overall results do not confirm the association, previously established by Kolb, between learning styles and disciplines. Actually, almost all students possess the accommodating style as dominant. Implications of these findings are discussed and topics for further research are proposed. [For complete volume, see ED567040.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory