The Internet is full of promises, interesting facts and more than its share of unreliable information. Did you want to look younger? Lose Weight? Get Rich Quick? It is all there and more.
You personally read (I hope you are a regular here at my blog) a blog knowing the information will be of help to you and the comradery of others with the same interests as you are pursuing.
When I saw this article, it did catch my attention because it was a part of a subscription I already use and appreciate.
How To Remember 90% Of Everything You Learn
The development of the Learning Pyramid in the 1960’s — widely attributed to the NTL Institute in Bethel, Maine— outlined how humans learn.
As the NTL research shows, it turns out that humans remember:
5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from a lecture (i.e. university/college lectures)
10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading (i.e. books, articles)
20% of what they learn from audio-visual (i.e. apps, videos)
30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration
50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion.
75% of what they learn when they - - - (you have to read further for this one.)
90% of what they learn when they - - - (see above.)
This pyramid, IMHO, is exactly the same understanding for embroidery. For instance, lectures such as a presentation at your embroidery machine's store, have limited value. If you take good notes, it might be more rewarding.
If you have ever read an article about embroidery, you may have found that the information was not necessarily clear to you. I try to write as if I were chatting with you over a cup of tea or coffee. The only issue is that you cannot ask questions in a blog unless you make comments in the Comments Section below. Since I get so few comments, (hint, just say "Hello" once in a while so I know you are here) perhaps my readers have no questions at all.
My personal favorite of this pyramid is the "Demonstration" section. When you go to the County Fair in your area, they demo so many things that are also, humbly, for sale. The demonstrator has a lot of experience so creating a nice presentation is not an issue. Making a rosette from a tomato has never worked for me despite parting with the funds for that great tool.
Let's get to the meat of the matter, 75% - practice by doing -
Learning by doing strikes at the basic memory process we use daily. Doing gives the opportunity to see if what was learned is right or wrong (that does happen). This ‘learning on the job’ does not work in some situations, but for embroidery as a craft, it works well. I know that I have to learn on some of my orders from the Internet, and that wastes a lot of time and resources. I need to know before I place something for sale on my site what the item entails.
How to get 90% retention - teaching and sharing with other like-minded embroiderers -
Teaching and sharing with others is the best method of retention for most of us. When I taught adult learners about the Microsoft Programs, I know I learned more than the students did. The reason is that I did not want to look dumb in front of the pupils. I would study, review articles and read other trainer's info to get the best, most interesting and most valuable data I could present.
Sharing is a gift.
I still do the studying, reviewing and reading before I write these blogs.
I hope you learn something from me each time you stop by. There are so many facets to embroidery and sharing that information is invaluable for everyone. Teach someone something interesting you learned today. You naturally learn every day, give it a try. You start this process by saying something like - "I learned the most intriguing thing today . . . "
With Thanksgiving (for the USA readership) is on its way. I saw this turkey and could not help but share it with you. Next, they will be putting chocolate in or around the turkey. They may already have done that.
Bacon lovers will be crazy for this turkey!!
With Thanksgiving being a family and friends event, you likely have plenty of wonderful designs from which to choose. This Freebie is all fun.
Vegetarians Unite The Avid Embroiderer.zip (1.2MB)