Instructional Activities and the Correlating Retention Rates

(This is another excerpt from the NDT website.  Click here to view the entire article.)

Below is a list of different methods of learning. The percentages listed represent the average amount of information that is retained through that particular learning method. Note what method produces the highest retention rate.

  1. Lecture = 5%
  2. Reading = 10%
  3. Audiovisual = 20%
  4. Demonstration = 30%
  5. Discussion Group = 50%
  6. Practice by doing = 75%
  7. Teach others / immediate use of learning = 90%
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