Linear thinking LO22802

Vana Prewitt (
Tue, 05 Oct 1999 18:04:02 -0400

Replying to LO22792 --

Tricia Lustig wrote:

> Do we not need 'BOTH/AND' here? Are there not situations in which linear
> thinking is required and other situations in which global thinking is
> required... or most suitable?

Oh, absolutely. In fact, a balance of linear and global thinking is
desirable. The person who is not able to function within both realms will
be handicapped in some situation. The real challenge is to overcome one's
natural inclination when the need arises. I am not a natural linear
thinker, and yet try as best as I can when it is obvious that this type of
logic would best serve the task at hand.

What seems important to me is that we understand the differences, that
people do have natural strengths in one or the other (if at all), and that
abilities can be learned and practiced like any skill.

kind regards,

Vana Prewitt
Praxis Learning Systems
Chapel Hill, NC


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