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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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3  THE CONE OF LEARNING

• The Cone of Learning was conceived by Edgar Dale in 1969.

• It uses the scale of the pyramid to make a number of points about how well (or poorly) we retain knowledge, in this case two weeks after being taught.

• The tiny tip of the pyramid is used to show that after this time we only remember 10% of what we read.

• This increases to 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, and 70% of what we say.

• The large wide base is used to make the clinching point – that after two weeks we retain 90% of what we say and do.

• The space in the sections is used to give examples of what the nature of the learning techniques might be in each case.

• The system can be used for working out the right medium ...

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