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Learning styles


I once read about how various methods of learning input led to varying degrees of knowledge retention, i.e. straighforward lecturing led to a low percentage of retention whereas practical application of skills led to a higher retention rate. Does anyone know the various percentage rates? Do you know of any similar research?
Simon Johnson

3 Responses

  1. What do you mean?
    From a personal point of view there are so many variable factors in the learning process that I wouldn’t think percentages would help – learners are not cattle! The best strategy is to get to know your learners and adapt effectively. I’ll expand on this if you like via E-Mail.


    [email protected]

  2. Learning Styles
    Peter Honey has a very useful questionnaire and supporting literature on 4 main learning styles. If you haven’t seen it, it is well worth looking at. Jenny

  3. Learning Retention
    Simon, Yes there was some research done into this by an American University. I have, somewhere, the results as a triangle, and will be happy to email it to you.
    Melanie Hollinshead [email protected]


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