Course Content (Syllabus)
Individual differences research typically includes personality, motivation, intelligence, ability, IQ, interests, values, self-concept, self-efficacy, and self-esteem. The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the individual differences of learners so as to enhance learning outcomes.
In particular, the following individual differences are looked into:
Additional bibliography for study
Maltby, J. Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2007). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. London: Pearson Education. http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/Bookshop/detail.asp?item=100000000090816
Buss, D.M., & Greiling, H.(1999). Adaptive Individual Differences. Journal of Personality, 67, 209-243.
Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Furhnam, A. (2006). Intellectual competence and the intelligent personality: A third way in differential psychology. Review of General Psychology, 10, 251-267.
Ellis, R. (1994) The study of second language acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kanai, R., & Rees, G. (2011). The structural basis of inter-individual differences in human behaviour and cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12, 231-241.
Oxford, R. (1990) Language Learning Strategies: What Every Teacher Should Know. Heinle & Heinle, Boston.
Oxford, R.L. (2003). Language learning styles and strategies: An overview. Oxford: GALA.
Skehan, P. (1991) Individual differences in second language learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 13, 275–98.
Skehan, P. (1998) A cognitive approach to language learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Skehan, P. (2002) Theorising and updating aptitude. In P. Robinson (ed.), Individual differences and instructed
language learning (pp. 69–93).