Learning Styles

LEARNING STYLES: INFLUENCE IN LEARNING TO LEARN
The influence of learning styles in the development of the learning autonomy, it ́s a theme with a very scarce treatment nowadays. In general, the learning related process are being studies separately and with no relation between them. Today, when learning to learn it ́s a very demanding tool in our world context, we might diagnose the learning styles of the students, this can head with clarity the development of the autonomy. Based in theorical concepts and experiencies, this article shows the importance of such links, in order to increase the interest in teachers and researchers on the subject and also contribute to the improving of the learning-teaching process.
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GENDER DIFERENCES IN LEARNING STRATEGIES AND STYLES
Gender differences in learning strategies and styles. This study highlights some limitations of research
into gender differences in learning strategies and styles (LSS) and these differences are analysed in re-
lation to some contextual variables. 991 university students took 4 tests (LASSI, ILP, ASI and LSQ). Data obtained were subjected to a 2 x 3 x 2 MANOVA (gender-discipline-year) analysis which revealed statistically significant effects for both these factors and gender x discipline interaction. Results of the discriminant analyses for each level of the discipline factor lead to two conclusions. First, LSS that differenciate between men and women (self-testing, relating ideas, etc.) were related to the type of discipline studied. Second, in all disciplines (pure sciences, social sciences, arts) female students showed more fear of failure. In all disciplines except arts, male students showed more negative attitudes towards academic study.
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