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How do Children Learn? Increasing the Children Retention from 10% to 90%

Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I’ll remember, Involve me and I’ll learn.

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The findings of Edgar Dale’s study

According to Edgar Dale’s research, children only retain 10% of the material they read. If the teacher tells the students what to do and they listen, they will retain up to 20%. They can retain up to 30% if it is presented in the form of photos and movies. With discussion, children retain up to 70%. Likewise, involving students in teaching others and doing practical work, helps them retain 90% of their information.

Why hasn’t it been implemented across the institutions?

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What are the possibilities for teachers?

What are the possibilities for parents?



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Afzal Badshah, PhD

Dr Afzal Badshah focuses on academic skills, pedagogy (teaching skills) and life skills.