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Academic report: The Nature of Intellectual Styles: Challenges, Milestones, and Research Agenda
Update time: 2013/10/11
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Speaker: Li-fang Zhang
      Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Time:   10:30-11:30
Date:    Oct 17th(Thu), 2013
Venue:   7th Floor Meeting Room, South Building IPCAS

Abstract:  Although the field of intellectual styles has a history of nearly eight decades, it has been constantly fighting for its identity due to several major challenges. In this talk, I present these challenges and the key milestones that have contributed towards meeting some of these challenges. At the same time, I shall be discussing how my own research agenda is situated within the larger context of the advancement of the field.

About the Speaker

Li-fang Zhang is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong, where she served as Associate Dean (Research Higher Degrees) from 2007 to 2010 and is currently serving as the Head of the Division of Learning, Development, and Diversity. Professor Zhang is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books. Apart from publishing on intellectual styles, she has also works on such diverse research areas as creativity, giftedness, personality, student development, teacher education, higher education, multicultural education, and the academic profession. She is Associate Editor of Educational Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of Educational Psychology Review, Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, and PsyCh Journal.

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