Learning Preferences


Learning can be enhanced by understanding natural tendencies and processes of the brain. Kosslyn has identified and described four cognitive modes of brain functions. Personality types differ in what they perceive and how they make decisions. This session will detail the various personality types, their preferences for perceiving and making judgments and compare similarities to the four cognitive modes of the brain. Participants will experience, in small group format, exercises in perceiving and judging activities that highlight differences in types and modes of cognitive processing. A practical work-related small group exercise will further demonstrate the differences in type.


Learning, Preferences, Cognition


Learner Diversity and Identities


Workshop Presentation


  • Dr. Bridget Connor
    • PhD, University of San Francisco, United States United States
    • Bridget is a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. She earned her doctorate from the University of San Francisco, CA. She has taught and worked in various positions in the elementary grades for 20 years. She has been a professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU)since 2000. She teaches methods, theory and research classes. She has been an NCATE reviewer for more than 10 years. She has served as the senior author of the Elementary Education Report and more recently the Administration and Supervison Report for NDMU. She has served on the University IRB, Faculty Senate, Grievance Committee, Assessment Committee and Advanced Program Committee of the School of Education. Bridget has presented national and internationally. She is published in The International Journal of Learning.
  • Sean Coyne
    • Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University, United States United States