Repeated research has shown, and confirmed, that when people learn by being 'told', they can recall 70% of the information after 3 weeks, but only 10% after 3 months.
When people are 'told' and 'shown' they can recall 72% after 3 weeks and 32% after 3 months.
Training that involves 'telling', 'showing' and 'experiencing' has an 85% recall after 3 weeks and a significantly increased 65% after 3 months.
The results speak for themselves! When people are actively involved in the learning process their retention, and therefore effectiveness, is significantly greater. Effective adult education and learning includes interaction and participation. This requires a radical shift in how we plan and conduct our training programs. To achieve an effective return on the time and money invested, training within our organizations needs to include telling, showing and experiencing.
Question to Ponder:- How effective, 3 months down the track, is the training your organization is investing in people?