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Learning Methods - Percentages Proof!

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by GSteer, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Whilst checking the agenda for the next CanSecWest I noted this on one of the pages (credit to them for the info/link)

    Research into learning retention rates (National Training Laboratory Institute for Applied Behavioral Science from
    "Different Ways of Learning") has proven:

    Teaching Method Knowledge Retention
    See/Hear - Lecture 5%
    Reading 10%
    Audio Visual / Video 20%
    Demonstration 30%
    Discussion Group 50%
    Practice by Doing 75%
    Teaching Others 90%
    Immediate application of learning in a real situation 90%

    From: http://cansecwest.com/dojo.html

    Just thought it was interesting, I can attest to learning more myself by writing self-organised notes while reading but didn't think that an A/V input method would retain more than simply reading, will have to watch more vids and practice I guess - what's everyone elses mileage?
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  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    I'd take all that with a pinch of salt. It depends on what you're learning (you can watch as many videos as you want but it's not going to make you a better snooker player unless you put in the practice) and it depends on the person (AV study methods are too slow for me if it's something I already know a fair bit about).
    Books and hands-on all the way for me.

    BTW, I would hope the person teaching me had already retained 100% of the knowledge.
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  3. Ahmad

    Ahmad New Member

    Personally speaking, I learn mostly through practical work, I noticed I can forget things if I just learn theoretically but do not practice them over time. For example I did my degree in Networking and I've already forgotten some of the things I learnt due not doing the things practically.
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