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An Adult can listen for 90 minutes with 20 minutes retention. This means that it's important to change pace every 20 minutes.

You only remember 30% of what you learn after 24 hours without a review cycle. However, you can remember 80% of what you learn after 6 months with regular short reviews.


- Anon
- Noted from posters on the wall of a training room in which I was giving a private course.

I'm a professional teacher and an IT professional with practical experience of the subjects I teach. And I wouldn't have anyone without BOTH of the qualities listed giving our courses. I've seen just too many courses where the presenter can't answer questions, and too many courses where the presenter doesn't get through to his class to make the mistake of employing someone who's half qualified for the job, even though many others do.

But I mustn't be smug - so I'm always looking to improve and learn myself, and to look at reminders such as those quoted at the start of this posting. I'm also pround to have books on "professional training" subjects in our library (and, yes, I have read them) to give me reminders, pointers, new ideas.

(written 2005-01-06, updated 2006-06-05)

 
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