I know this doesn't apply to all, but I was watching a video yesterday and it said (I won't quote it because I know I will mess it up, so doing the best I can with what I remember) that when children are being lectured they only retain approx. 8% of what they heard three days later, but when they had hands on experience, they retained approx. 80% of what they were told. That was amazing to me. I know that is the way I learn, hands on, but I never knew the numbers were so widespread. I know my daughter is a hands on kind of kid and that is why we are doing a lot of websites, worksheets, games and experiments while learning.
Just thought this was interesting and wanted to share.
by mem82February 27 at 9:12 AMIt is interesting. 8)
by kirbymomFebruary 27 at 11:17 AM
It is interesting. Thanks for sharing it. :) I love when someone has learned something. I get to see the excitement and the joy of learning and that is sooo awesome to witness. :)
by oredebFebruary 27 at 11:43 AM
so true, also it does help if someone that is a visual learner tells or narrates to someone what they heard in the lecture! i hve some visual learners and im one!
by coalaFebruary 27 at 1:36 PM
I am a hands on learner as is my youngest. My oldest is more auditory. We have to find what works for each of them.
by romacoxFebruary 27 at 2:07 PM
It is a very interesting subject, leighp1
Workbooks, flashcards, lectures....the Conventional Method teaches to the left brain only. But by physically involving children in the learning process you are teaching to whole brain . It is known as Total Physical Response, and studies show that children learn faster, retain more., drop out rates decrease by 90% (children retain their love for learning), and it improves the health of the brain.