I am currently writing an article on a debate I attend that never took place. My wife just rip me up in proof-reading (which is what I asked her to do). In the course of the article I mentioned that I learn by critical examination. I want my position critically examined in order for me to get a better handle on what is correct. I try to defend my position, but I am aware enough that when I am on the short end, I must rethink. This benefits me a lot.
How about you? How do you learn best or, perhaps, to ask differently, how do you prefer to learn?