Ways to Learn

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 08:53


Learn by being told -- through lessons, lectures, presentations.
Learn by being shown -- from examples, demonstrations, and models.
Learn from an on-line or distance education course.
Learn by observing intensely.
Learn by studying books or other print resources.
Learn by asking someone what you want to know.
Learn by searching the Internet.
Learn by imitating a skilled performance.
Learn by practicing repeatedly, especially coached practice.
Learn by mentally rehearsing.
Learn by seeking direct experiences.
Learn by conducting an experiment.
Learn by taking action in the field, by doing it.
Learn by working cooperatively with others as a team. Learn by teaching someone else.
Learn by teaching yourself.
Learn by studying media: videos, CDs, tapes, and DVDs.
Learn by preparing a public presentation.
Learn by working or studying with a mentor.
Learn by trial and error.
Learn by dramatization, by acting it out.
Learn by grouping, categorizing, and clarifying.
Learn by forming concepts based on evidence and reason.
Learn by creating conceptual maps of relationships among items or ideas.
Learn by picturing -- by seeing and recalling things that are.
Learn by visualizing -- by imagining things that might be.
Learn by thinking metaphorically: link the known to the unknown.
Learn about ideas by connecting them to what you already know.
Learn from failure how not to fail; from success, how to succeed.
Learn from simulations.
Learn by taking a job that requires the performance you seek.
Learn by thinking for yourself -- forming opinions, reaching conclusions.
Learn intuitively: discover what you know instinctively.
Learn by competing with others.
Learn by playing spontaneously or in games.
Learn from observing yourself: your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Learn by striving to achieve an ambitious goal.
Learn from reflection and contemplation in solitude.
Learn from travel -- new places, new people, new activities.
Learn by doing what has moral value (for example, helping others).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 09:21