Transforming Learner | Performing Learner | Conforming Learner | Resistant Learner
In contrast to transforming learners, performing learners
prefer what can be accomplished today, rather than tomorrow. Dreamers of the
future and potential opportunities are sometimes frustrating and demotivating
to performing learners. The performing learners are
detail, task-oriented learners (i.e., they may value
holistic or big-picture thinkers less). Performing learners with higher LOQ scores
generally focus on principles and processes that help how they can improve and implement.
Performing learners with lower
LOQ scores generally focus on procedures and facts for getting the job done today,
rather than worrying about considering or exploring the possibilities of
what could be accomplished in the future.
These learners are most comfortable with coaching relationships (not guiding or hand-holding), and rely on or appreciate external support, resources, rewards, interaction, and influences to accomplish a task. They may take fewer risks with challenging or difficult goals and limit discovery efforts to accomplish many more simpler tasks to achieve key goals. They may selectively focus on grades and rewards, show less persistance in the face of failure, or may cheerfully achieve less whenever standards are set below their capabilities, as long as their important, immediate goals are accomplished.
In contrast to conforming learners, these learners have more sophisticated learning skills, commit greater effort to achieve higher standard goals, and prefer learning and performance environments with practice and greater hands-on interaction that creates and stimulates interest, competition, and fun.
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