Re: memetics-digest VI #106

Fri, 27 Nov 1998 09:12:16 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Re: memetics-digest VI #106
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 09:12:16 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 26 Nov 1998 10:34:45 -0800 wrote:
> I'd like to
hear more about your work on student learning styles.

The only published bit is in Biochemical Education (1998) 26, 121-124,
where we simply look at lecture attendance behaviour. We're currently
looking into other aspects of learning behaviour, such as library
usage, how weekends are spent, note taking etc.

We want to see if students imitate, copy or learn these behaviours from
one another. We have shown that lecture attendance is 'selected' in
that for some sub-groups of students, it contributes to their exam
success, and thus their tendency to remain in the system.

The underlying thinking is variation, imitation and selection acting on

However it's a real can of worms, and the more I get into it, the more
I realise how difficult this sort of thing is!!!


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