Impact of a Learner’s Personality on the Selection of the Next Learning Activity

Manal Ali E Alhathli, Judith Francoise Maria Masthoff, Nigel Adrian Beacham

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This paper investigates the impact of personality (openness to experience, emotional stability and self esteem) on the selection of learning activities. We ran six focus groups. The research findings showed a clear impact of these personality traits on the selection of the next learning activity. Personality influenced the selection of both the type and quantity of required prior knowledge and the type and quantity of knowledge taught. Personality also influenced the other learner and learning activity characteristics that should be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Intelligent Mentoring Systems Workshop associated with the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2018
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIMS2018 : Third International Workshop on Intelligent Mentoring Systems - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jun 201830 Jun 2018


Abbreviated titleIMS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Personality
  • Learning activity selection
  • Adaptation


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