The University of Antwerp is pleased to host the 16th Annual Conference of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network. The conference is an international forum for the exchange of knowledge on theory, research and practice in the field of styles and strategies of learning and thinking.
In recent years, scholars and researchers have devoted considerable attention to research on the development of learning within educational and business settings, as well as the ways in which this learning can be invoked. The various disciplines have much to learn from each other with regard to this topic. The major theme of the conference is thus ‘Developing learning styles within and across disciplines: Evidence from research and practice’.
Contributions to the conference can be empirical, theoretical/conceptual or practice-oriented, but all should be conceptually, theoretically and methodologically sound. Special attention should be paid to the relevance and value of submissions for research on learning and individual differences in education or business. ELSIN especially welcomes contributions from practitioners, new researchers and PhD-students in the field of styles.
Complementing the ELSIN’s vast research tradition, the 2011 edition features a ‘Research meets Practice’-day. Practitioners in the fields of management, education and workplace learning are invited to submit proposals of ‘good practices’ or ‘demonstrations’. By bringing together both research and practice we hope to initiate a fruitful dialogue.
In addition, ELSIN 2011 will pay special attention to Phd-students by organizing methodological workshops and thematically grouped poster-session. The latter is aimed at providing an opportunity to outline and receive feedback on entire research proposals.