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Are you a globalist or an analyst?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:524
  1. Kieran Walsh, clinical editor (
  1. BMJ Learning

    The theory of learning styles says that, to learn most effectively, we should be aware of our own personal learning style. For example, if you are a globalist then you should look at the overall picture when learning and not get too caught up in minutiae. This seems to make sense, and many people do work out their own learning style: at a recent primary care meeting on e-learning, most of the attendees had worked out their learning style according to the commonly used Honey and Mumford classification system. …

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