Different teaching styles appeal to different types of students. Despite popular opinion, I know folks who do really well with lecture-based courses. Perhaps they’re just really well adapted to how most of our educational system works. Or perhaps they’re just some of the few who do really well with that instead of a more hands-on approach. Most studies show that more learning happens with hands-on approaches, and the handy infographic below addresses that concept. It shows learning as a pyramid, with the least amount of retention on top, and the most on the bottom. Do you agree with these numbers? Which of these teaching methods do you most often use?
Reference: The Beginner’s Guide To The Learning Pyramid