Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Respect those who learn differently

Learning itself is universal, but the methods or the contents may differ. Respect is part of the humble mindset allowing us to welcome those who learn differently from us. It is a path with three insightful steps.

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The first step to respect differences in learning is to recognize the value of other learning approaches. Such recognition doesn’t require agreement, but if you understand how others have learned, you comprehend better their decisions and actions, respectfully.

The second step is to approach other’s learning experiences with empathy and constructively. Differences only divide in the absence of respect. When people respect each other, differences are a way of mutual enrichment.

The third step is to contrast different ways of learning similar things creatively. True innovation often emerges from this contrast. But we need intellectual openness and a humble mindset to recognize the novelty inside differences.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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