The Nature of Intellectual Styles
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Nature of Intellectual Styles by Li-fang Zhang
Book DescriptionThis book provides an up-to-date, panoramic picture of the field of intellectual styles through describing, analyzing, and integrating the major theoretical and research works on the topic. Readers will gain a broad understanding of the field--its nature, origins, historical development, theories, research, and applications, as well as the interrelationships among major theoretical constructs proposed by different theorists in the past few decades. In particular, three major controversial issues in the field are addressed by both empirical findings and literature review: styles as better versus worse or as equal in merit; styles as traits versus styles as states; and styles as different constructs versus styles as similar constructs with different style labels. Educators will find ideas on how to improve their teaching and assessment of student performance. Student development specialists will be interested in the book because intellectual styles, as evidenced by recent studies, play a critical role in many aspects of student development including cognitive, affective, psychosocial, and career development. Psychologists will gain an understanding of an important facet of the field at the interface between cognition and personality. Managers in business will find the book relevant to such issues as effective supervision and staff training and development. The Nature of Intellectual Styles is intended for anyone--particularly researchers and students in the fields of education, psychology, and business management--who is interested in understanding intellectual styles and their effects on daily life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805852882
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Li-fang Zhang
Malleability of Intellectual Styles, Paperback (March 2015)
This book presents the first comprehensive and systematic review of existing research on the malleability of intellectual styles.
Handbook of Intellectual Styles, Hardback (October 2011)
Based on the most current and expansive research, this handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive review of research on the construct of intellectual style, from its foundations and development, to its relations to allied constructs, its roles in school and job performance, its applications in various populations, and its future.
Perspectives on the Nature of Intellectual Styles, Hardback (August 2009)
Teachers often assume that student performance levels are based on the student's intelligence, effort, and motivation. This book argues that the difference in students' knowledge of course material may be nothing more than differences in intellectual styles of learning or thinking.
Nature of Intellectual Styles, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Li-fang Zhang
Presents a picture of the field of intellectual styles, through describing, analyzing, and integrating the major theoretical and research works on the topic. This book describes nature, origins, historical development, theories, research, and applications of this field, and addresses three major controversial issues.
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