Competency Development Model - 70 20 10

Competency Development Model - 70 20 10
  • What is 70 20 10 Model?
  • Experiential Learning = 70%
  • As we’ve discovered, a massive 70% of what we know is learned through hands-on experience, daily tasks and challenges. Just like children learn through play, most adults still learn best by doing. So, the age-old wisdom that learning comes through experience turns out to be largely true!
  • Think about the last time you really saw your skill level shoot up. Whatever you were trying to master, your success was probably down to regular practice and pushing yourself a little harder. You learned through experience!
  • Stepping outside our comfort zone is worth it. Yet, putting our new skills to the test in the real world can be scary. Whether we’re learning to swim, drive or become a public speaking pro – we won’t learn much until we act. So, get in the water, take to the road and speak up!
  • Social Learning = 20%
  • Experiential learning can sound a little daunting…amazing but daunting. The good news is, we don’t have to do it alone. Learning doesn’t happen in isolation!
  • The second part of the 70 20 10 model shows social interaction is responsible for 20% of our learning. McCall’s research discovered we learn through our relationships by sharing knowledge, observing others and nurturing mentorships. Social learningis another type of informal learning because it is usually self-directed, spontaneous and less structured than formal learning.
  • Social learning is growing together by observing, asking questions and getting answers- not just from Google but from your colleagues, friends or fellow online gamers! Whatever you’re trying to master – your day job, that perfect recipe or the next game level – ask for help and learn together!
  • Formal Learning = 10%
  • Although it only makes up 10% of our learning, formal training is an essential part of any learning strategy. It forms the backbone of successful learning. Take learning to drive a car for example. To succeed, you first need to understand the rules of the road and theory that supports your growing practical skills. Formal learning is the theory and facts that informal learning builds on.
  • The 70 20 10 research also shows formal training can act as an amplifier, boosting what we’ve learned through experience and social interaction. So, it is worth seeing formal training as the supportive framework that creates successful learning outcomes.