maple leaf 3-2. Seven Methods of Learning

High Retention

7
5 senses

6
Direct Purposeful Experience
All real-life experiences
Projects

5
Simulated Experiences
Role-playing
games
Puppetry
Dramatized experiences
Use of video, AV equipment to record dramas

4
Observing Real Life
Field-trips
Models
Demonstrations
Exhibits

3
Audiovisual
seeing and hearing real situations via TV, etc.

2
Viewing Pictures
Photographs
Overheads

1
Visual Symbols
Books
Articles

Verbal Symbols
Lecture
Tapes
Discussion

Abstract --------------------------------------------> Concrete

Low Retention

Retention increases as all of the senses and kinesthetic involvement occurs, i.e. moving from abstract to concrete.

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