Kolb's learning theory hypothesizes that there are 4 major learning styles: activist, reflector, theorist and pragmatist. Each style means that individuals have a preferred way of learning.
An activist prefers to learn by doing - getting involved in activities in a hands-on way. A reflector learns best by thinking about actions and considering questions that have been posed. A theorist is a person who prefers to learn by considering ideas, concepts, models and theories. A pragmatist learns best by considering how an idea, concept, or experience would work best when applied in a new or different situation.