Active learners tend to retain and understand new concepts best by doing something active with it, discussing it, applying it or explaining it to others. Active learners prefer to work in group. “Let’s try it out and see how it works” is a active learner’s motto.
Reflective learners prefer to think about it quietly first when learning new information. Reflective lerns prefer to work alone. A reflective learner’s motto is, “Let me think it through first.”