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Tip: Edgar Dale developed a cone shaped model (Dale's Cone of Experience, 1960) that represents how learners retain information. Learners tend to effectively retain 90% of the material when their participation is high (active learning) and retain less with low participation. People generally remember: 10% of what
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Edgar Dale developed a cone shaped model (Dale's Cone of Experience, 1960) that represents how learners retain information. Learners tend to effectively retain 90% of the material when their participation is high (active learning) and retain less with low participation. People generally remember:

  • 10% of what they read
  • 20% of what they hear
  • 30% of what they see
  • 50% of what they see and hear
  • 70% of what they say and write
  • 90% of what they say as they do a thing

Two sites that explain Dale's Cone of Experience:
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