Do you learn best by listening to a teacher, or by studying on your own?

Teacher - Teacher gives lessons to students while writing tasks on the blackboard.
@Lindery (854)
Latvia
February 4, 2009 7:59am CST
When I was a student I remember I never could concentrate on what teacher is telling. I always repeated lessons at home. Before exams I usually went through my exercise books and remembered my notes. As I have a good visual memory it's the best way for my to study.
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6 responses
• United States
5 Feb 09
Really I guess I learn more when I have someone else presenting the material to me. However, I can be a rather self-directed learner and can learn some things on my own but sometimes there are those times where I need someone else to present the material to me, especially if it is something that I haven't learned before or something that I don't quite understand.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I learn best by both listening to the teacher as well as studying on my own. I like to outline the chapters I am supposed to be reading and then I can highlight whatever the teacher goes over and add in different notes. It helps me learn better.
@Porcospino (16580)
• Denmark
4 Feb 09
The best way for me to learn is to study alone at first and then listen to the teacher. Studying by myself is the most important thing, and I have learned a lot that way. When you study by yourself there is no one to ask if you have some questions, but I have done quite a lot of selfstudy projects and I have become better at solving problems on my own and finding my own answers. If I just listen to the teacher without having studied on my own I usually don't get enough out of it.
@yashassid (208)
• India
4 Feb 09
I think that I learned things both ways... When I was little, I wanted so much to learn to read and write that I alone grabbed books and forced myself to read, and I asked my parents for help, and I did learn to read and write before any of the other kids in my class. After that, I have investigated several things that I find interesting on my own, and I have learned a lot by myself. But I do think that a teacher is very important in education, because no one can learn everything by themselves, and a teacher can instruct you and solve your doubts if you have any. So I think I have learned equally by myself and by a teacher.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
I learn more by studying by myself. Cause my mind flies off when I'm in the classroom..lol..either that or I'm talking with my friends.
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
4 Feb 09
No amount of reading will do good without listening.Listen first and read and see the effect.