How do you learn? Is it easier for you to memorize material or do you find it better to apply what you're learning to solve a problem?Chunking
, presenting materials chunked in small groups, helps the brain remember (think of learning phone numbers).
In a recent course on developing user interfaces in classrooms, we had a group project of designing a sample course and then inviting others to test it. I liked the opportunity to apply new ideas directly to experience.
How about you? How do you prefer to learn: memorize or do?