What does it mean to be a Gestalt learner?

I think in pictures, too.

I Think In Pictures

The basic principle of being a gestalt learner is experiencing the whole as greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, the whole (a picture, a car) carries a different and altogether greater meaning than its individual components (paint, canvas, brush; or tire, paint, metal, respectively). In viewing the “whole,” a cognitive process takes place – the mind makes a leap from comprehending the parts to realizing the whole. We visually and psychologically attempt to make order out of chaos, to create harmony or structure from seemingly disconnected bits of information. The prominent founders of Gestalt theory (developed in the 1920s) are Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Kohler, and Kurt Koffka .

Gestalt learners are right-brain dominant.  They are interested in how things work (mechanically), patterns, shapes, and sizes, and see a greater picture than just parts.   They have great imaginations and can have artistic talent.  Artists from Michelangelo to…

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