Who you learn with

of life. Similarly, in the earliest times, men and women lived in caves and simple shelters. They only had each other to learn from about birth, death, sexual maturity, killing and curing animals, and harvesting plants that would not poison them.

For many of us, who we learn with largely determines the way we will be learning. And while we are social creatures, we also like to be private.

In our survey, we asked: "In which three of the following ways do you prefer to learn?" Responses were as follows:

%

Through doing practical things

45

Alone/self-study

45

With a group being given instruction

33

Exchanging information with others

32

Practicing alone

27

Watching demonstrations

24

Thinking for yourself

22

One-to-one study with a tutor

21

Facilitated group activities

20

Source: Campaign for Learning, Attitudes to Learning, MORI poll, 1998

Are you a social learner or do you prefer to learn alone? Do you like to be taught or to find A out for yourself? Do you enjoy group work or would you rather work at your own pace?

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