The 70/20/10 Model

Last week at ConVerge, Dr Denise Meyerson delivered a keynote where she spoke about the trends of Workplace learning. One of the points mentioned was the 70/20/10 Model, which was as follows;

70% of learning happens on the job
20% of learning happens through coaching and mentoring
10% of learning happens through formal learning

Dr Meyerson made the point that workplace learning needs to be contextualised, and the figures would back that up. Then, this week, I came across the Wikipedia article about it;

Wikipedia article – 70/20/10 Model

This raises some interesting questions, in particular about how training providers can provide such contextualisation for their delivery. I think part of the answer is in another point mentioned in the keynote, and that is the need for ‘Activity Based Curriculum Design’. Presenting information doesn’t automatically lead to learning – often this comes from ‘doing’ something. So building in relevant activities into the more formal learning occasions may help the learner get more out of the learning. What do you think?


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