Elsin 2012 Keynotes
Steve Rayner is Professor of Education and Research Lead in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is also the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Chair for Postgraduate Research degrees. Research interests include the study of individual differences in teaching, learning and leadership, the management of inclusion and diversity in education, and academic leadership and doctoral scholarship in higher education. Recent publications include Zhang, LF., Sternberg, R.J., & Rayner, S.G. (Eds.). (2012) Handbook of Intellectual Styles. NY: Springer Pubs. Rayner, S., & Cools, E. (Eds.). (2011) Style Differences in Cognition, Learning, and Management: Theory, Research and Practice. New York: Routledge. Rayner, S. (2011). Researching style: epistemology, paradigm shifts and research interest groups. Learning and Individual Differences. 21 (2), 255–262.
Colin Cooper was until recently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast, where he was also Director of Education (2003-9). He studied at the University of Exeter, where Paul Kline introduced him to individual differences and psychometric theory. His recent research focuses on the links between general intelligence and reflex latency, and on the development of a novel method of exploratory factor analysis.
He has enhanced the public understanding of intelligence research through his participation in Test the Nation television programs (for which he also designed and standardised the tests) in the UK, Ireland and Japan, and is the author of several books such as Personality and Individual Differences (3rd ed., 2010) and Intelligence (2nd ed., 2012). He now lives in Picton, Ontario, Canada where he is working on a “hands on” psychometrics text.