Cone of Learning


I see and I forget.
I hear and I remember.
I do and I understand.
(Confucius)


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Developed by Edgar Dale, this graph shows the effects of different kinds of learning on the human memory. The more active one gets the more is kept in mind.


Implications for Teachers


A good teacher provides the learners with activating tasks and gradually guides them to the autonymous working in the respective study fields, involving authentic learning materials. The key feature of good teaching is the activation of all participants to guarantee a profound memorisation.