International expert on intellectual styles to visit UNL

Li-fang Zhang of the University of Hong Kong
Li-fang Zhang of the University of Hong Kong

Li-fang Zhang, the world's leading authority on intellectual styles, will deliver a series of presentations on learning, instruction and effective scholarship during a three-day visit, Nov. 16-18, to the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Zhang is associate dean and associate professor of education at the University of Hong Kong. She has authored more than 100 articles, chapters and books on intellectual styles, or preferred ways of learning, thinking and teaching.

Zhang's presentations include:

- Nov. 16: "The Nature of Intellectual Styles: Research Challenges, Milestones and Agendas," 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Buros Library (Teachers College Hall, Room 23).

- Nov. 17: "Intellectual Styles in Education: Recommendations for Learning and Instruction," 3-4 p.m. in Jorgensen Hall, Room 100.

- Nov. 18: "Advice for Becoming a Productive Scholar: Research Evidence and My Own Two Cents," 3:30-4:30 in Teachers College Hall, Room 112.

The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ken Kiewra, professor of educational psychology, at or 472-3233.

- Steve Smith, University Communications