We respect individuals.  One of the ways we demonstrate this is to recognize and make reasonable efforts to accommodate differences.  People vary greatly in learning styles, levels of skills, interests etc.  Our learner focused approach, though far from perfect, accommodates individual differences much better than a traditional push all into one show style.

Another way we demonstrate our respect for individuals is enabling them to improve in private.  Especially in South East Asia it is common even for professionals to mock their fellows when they try to improve.  With their ally learners can experiment and receive quality feedback in private or even better with a carefully chosen work group.