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31 May 2009

What about learning styles research in Peru?

Speaking of learning styles theory around the world, there is a plethora of research in LS devoted to the discovery of relationships between LS and specific student achievement outcomes: drop rate, completion rate, attitudes about learning, and predictors of high risk. As you see, a great deal of people has been talking about learning styles research lately, generating great interest and controversy for more than 20 years. In regard to this, I myself asked this question: What about recent research papers in LS matters done by Peruvian scholars? Pleasantly, I found a lot of research on LS applied into different level of education in order to identify, explore and comprehend the LS of our students; recognize which styles are the most predominant; determine the critical variables that influence the process of learning in a group with specific characteristics. I think I will keep reading about this controversial theme and the most interesting thing is that there is a lot going on in multiple different websites on internet; just now, I’d like to share with you some Peruvian scholars’ research on LS I've found. It may be useful to discuss these issues with your colleagues.

Torres & Cardenas (2008). Learner Differences: Implications for Language Learning. U.N.M.S.M. Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://www.hltmag.co.uk/oct08/mart04.htm

O’Hara (2006). Estilos de Aprendizaje del Niño Andino del Sur del Perú: un Instrumento para su Aproximación. UPCH Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://www.upch.edu.pe/fapsi/rph/NUMERO/Jessica.pdf

Pipoli & Flores (2005). Learning Styles in the Training of Executives. UP Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://accreditation.mbaworld.com/downloadblrarticle/1002/index.htm

Tafur (2004). Estilos de aprendizaje de los estudiantes y su incorporación en las estrategias de acción docente. PUCP Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://tecnologiaedu.us.es/estilosdeaprendizaje/Comunicaciones/EE%20AA%20Ed.%20Universitaria/Rosa%20Tafur.doc

Capella & Colaboradores (2002). Estilos de Aprendizaje en los estudiantes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. PUCP Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://www.itnl.edu.mx/docs/material21/EstilosAprendizaje/Lecturas/Estilos%20de%20aprendizaje%20Generalidades.pdf#search=%22ESTILOS%20DE%20APRENDIZAJE%20EN%20LOS%20ESTUDIANTES%20DE%20LA%20PONTIFICIA%20UNIVERSIDAD%20CATOLICA%20DEL%20PERU%22

Delgado (2002), Análisis de las Relaciones entre la Necesidad Cognitiva y los Estilos de Aprendizaje. UNMSM Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://w3.dsi.uanl.mx/publicaciones/ciencia-anl/vol7/1/pdfs/estudiantes_arquitectura.pdf#search=%22ANALISIS%20DE%20LAS%20RELACIONES%20ENTRE%20LA%20NECESIDAD%20COGNITIVA%20Y%20LOS%20ESTILOS%20DE%20APRENDIZAJE%22

Alvarez & Domínguez (2001). Estilos de aprendizaje en estudiantes de posgrado de una universidad particular. UL Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://fresno.ulima.edu.pe/sf%5Csf_bdfde.nsf/imagenes/CCB9B0D9BD56042D05256E540056A07D/$file/07-persona4-alvarez.pdf

Gómez & Yacarini. Estilos de aprendizajey rendimiento académico en estudiantes de la Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo. UCSTM. Lima, Perú. Available online at: http://www.monografias.com/trabajos35/estilos-aprendizaje/estilos-aprendizaje.shtml

And others.