Project Leaders: Dr. Sue Morison & Dr. John Johnston
An element of the on-going CEIPE research project was the development of the Studying and Learning Preferences Inventory (SALPI). SALPI profiles a student's disposition and existing preferences regarding studying and learning. Completion of the forty-item questionnaire by a student enables the creation of his or her profile as a learner across eight facets of studying and learning: Anxiety, Time Management, Selecting Main Ideas, Self Testing, Information Processing, Motivation, Concentration and Test Strategies. An on-line version of the instrument was developed together with some interpretation notes and suggestions for self-help exercises. The instrument is currently available via Queen's Personal Development Planning (PDP) e-folio.
The diagnosis of student learning and study strategies generated by this instrument is expected to have enormous potential for improving learning and teaching, not only in IPE areas, but throughout the University. Those completing the questionnaire will have a profile of their learning and study strategies which can help them to understand their strengths and to identify where they could further develop their effectiveness as learners.