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Description: Learners who rely heavily on all the strategies in the area of critical thinking. Subgroup 1 likes to plan for the best way to proceed with the learning task while Subgroup 2 is more concerned with assuring that they use the most appropriate resources for the learning task.
Characteristics: Test assumptions, generate alternatives, practice conditional acceptance, as well as adjusting their learning process, use many external aids, and identify many of resources. Like to use human resources and usually do not do well on multiple-choice tests.
Instructor: Provide an environment of practical experimentation, give examples from personal experience, assess learning with open-ended questions and problem- solving activities.

The two other types of learning groups are:

Navigators
Engagers

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Developed by Gary J. Conti and Rita C. Kolody.
1998
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