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Education and Information Technologies

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 345–359 | Cite as

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

  • João NegreirosEmail author
  • Zelia Baptista
  • Leanda Lee
Article

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.

Keywords

Felder and Soloman ILS Myers and Briggs MBTI Web 2.0 Escola Portuguesa de Macao (EPM) 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to express our gratitude to all students of the 8th grade of EPM (Escola Portuguesa de Macau) for following all our instructions and participating in this study by using all the provided materials and answering the former questionnaires and quizzes necessary to pursue this research. To all of them, thank you very much. As well, the present authors would like to offer our sincerest gratitude to FDCT (The Science and Technology Development Fund) of Macao, China, for supporting this research through the project number 060/2010/A.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Saint JosephMacaoChina
  2. 2.Department of Management, Faculty of BusinessMonash UniversityCaulfieldAustralia

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