5/14/2007

How We Learn

Today I came cross a quote (below) of William Glasser (American psychiatrist, developer of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory). Don't know how serious he was about those numbers, but they make sense.

10% of what we READ
20% of what we HEAR
30% of what we SEE
50% of what we SEE and HEAR
70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS
80% of what is EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY
95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE

5 comments:

Jen said...

Then teachers should know a whole bunch of stuff, right?

Numeric Life said...

Jen,
Teachers do know a lot; but then, how old are those students ?

John said...

I heard these numbers before. That is why magic is a great tool for teaching a lesson.

It is also believed that it makes little difference if what we see is with our eyes or in our head. Somebody that is a good story teller knows that helping a person (student) to visualize what is being said is just as effective as showing them. Maybe that's why Jesus taught in parables.

khengsiong said...

Some selfish people keep what they know to themselves. They don't share their knowledge...

The King said...

Hi NumericLife2 Blog Author:

I didn't know how to reach you otherwise, but when they distributed a slide show at work to get us thinking "futuristically", I immediately thought of your blog. The slide show is entitled "Shift Happens" online at http://www.slideshare.net/jbrenman/shift-happens-33834

Best wishes!
The King