Active Learners

  • Students who fall into this category retain the information by actually “doing” something active with it.
  • They prefer to work in groups rather than alone.
  • They tend to try things before thinking it through first.
  • Sitting through lectures is harder for active learners than for students of other learning styles.



To accommodate this learning style, instructors may incorporate a group project requiring students to discuss the problem and then act on the plan. “Doing” something that relates to the information would be desirable


  1. Instructional Strategies for Different Learning Styles
  2. Active and Reflective Learning Styles
  3. Active and Reflective Learning Styles