Thursday, November 15, 2007

How Do You Process Information?

I was reading about "Learning Styles" today -- specifically, how most of us have preferred ways to perceive and process new information. When you realize that you have a preferred way to learn new information, you can be more effective in learning new things!

My interest was focused on "processing" information -- how we internalize our new experience and make it our own. Educational theorists have identified two styles of processing:
  • Some people favor processing new information by actively experimenting. They like to "jump right in" and start using the new information. They immediately look for practical ways to apply what they've learned.
  • Others favor processing new information by reflectively observing -- they prefer to watch and ponder what is going on. They understand a situation by carefully observing it.
I'm an "active experimenter" -- if I read about a new resume technique, I want to try it out right away.

What's your processing style?

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