Samantha Read
By Samantha Read on January 04, 2023

Experiential Learning

70-20-10 method, curve of forgetting & why Ethical Angel’s platform is so key to make a success of your Learning & Development programs

70-20-10 refers to a model of experiential learning that suggests that the most effective learning occurs when it is balanced between three different types of experiences:

70% of learning is done through challenging assignments and projects (experiential learning)

20% of learning is done through relationships and networking with mentors, colleagues, and peers (social learning)

10% of learning is done through formal educational experiences, such as courses, workshops, and conferences (formal learning)

The only side Ethical Angel doesn’t cover currently is formal learning (but the sky is the limit…)

This model suggests that the most effective learning occurs when it is balanced between these three types of experiences, rather than relying too heavily on any one type. It emphasises the importance of practical, hands-on learning and the value of learning from others through social interactions.

 

Why is experiential learning so key?

Experiential learning is considered important because it allows individuals to actively engage with and reflect on their experiences, which can lead to a deeper understanding of the material and better retention of knowledge. It also allows individuals to apply their learning in a real-world context, which can make the learning more relevant and meaningful.

In addition, experiential learning can foster creativity and problem-solving skills, as individuals are faced with challenges and must find ways to overcome them. It can also promote personal growth and development, as individuals are able to learn from their successes and mistakes and apply that learning to future situations.

Overall, experiential learning is an effective way to learn because it allows individuals to actively engage with the material and apply their learning in a real-world context, which can lead to a deeper understanding and better retention of knowledge.

 

Why is social learning so important?

Social learning, or learning from others through social interactions, is considered important because it allows individuals to learn from the experiences and knowledge of others. This can be an effective way to learn new skills and information, as it allows individuals to benefit from the insights and perspectives of others.

In addition, social learning can foster collaboration and teamwork, as individuals work together to solve problems and achieve shared goals. This can help to create a sense of community and support, which can be beneficial for both personal and professional development.

Social learning is also important because it can provide opportunities for individuals to learn from a diverse range of sources and experiences, which can broaden their perspective and increase their understanding of different viewpoints.

Overall, social learning is important because it allows individuals to learn from the experiences and knowledge of others, fosters collaboration and teamwork, and provides opportunities to learn from a diverse range of sources and experiences.

 

How does that tie into the curve of forgetting?

The curve of forgetting is a graphical representation of the decline in retention of learned material over time which has existed for over 100 years. It suggests that, without some form of review or reinforcement, most people will forget a significant portion (around 80%) of the information they have learned within a short period of time (around 30 days).

One way that experiential learning can help combat the forgetting curve is by providing opportunities for individuals to actively engage with and apply the material they have learned, rather than simply passively receiving information. This active engagement can help to reinforce the learning and make it more meaningful, which can increase retention.

In addition, experiential learning typically involves reflection on one's own experiences and the opportunity to learn from successes and mistakes, which can also help to reinforce the learning and increase retention. By actively applying and reflecting on the material, individuals can better integrate the learning into their long-term memory, which can help to reduce the effects of the forgetting curve.

There are several ways that social learning can help to combat the forgetting curve:

1 .Collaboration: By working on projects and tasks with others, individuals can discuss and review the material, which can help to reinforce the learning and increase retention.

2. Peer feedback: Receiving feedback from peers can help individuals to better understand and retain the material, as it allows them to receive perspective and insights from others.

3. Discussion: Participating in discussions with others can help to stimulate critical thinking and deeper understanding of the material, which can increase retention.

4. Mentorship: Working with a mentor or learning from more experienced individuals can provide opportunities for guidance and feedback, which can help to reinforce the learning and increase retention.

Why is giving back to causes across the world (in a learning context) so valuable?

You can hear it in all our feedback both in sales meetings and with our live clients' feedback following a completed project. 

"You've cracked the code in learning"

"You can't believe how important this was to me!"

"A really interesting way to hone skills while making a real life difference"

"I love the impact and results across my colleagues"

Quotes such as this show the true impact that Ethical Angel has on its causes and clients. It makes the "angels" feel good because they're learning and practicing behaviours in a safe space without fear of embarrassment or rejection from peers. It makes the causes feel good because they receive true value-add projects.

Published by Samantha Read January 4, 2023
Samantha Read