We often realize that we are unable to learn some content and retain some subjects sufficiently. In view of these needs, we will learn a little about the Learning Pyramid.

Created by William Glasser, American psychiatrist (1925-2013), in which he developed the ‘’Choice Theory’’ and its application in the area of education. Faced with this theory, the author stated that no human being is totally unmotivated and that we are able to learn through innate channels that are intrinsic in each of us, through our personal freedom in the face of the act of studying.

Based on this idea, we arrived at the Learning Pyramid, proposed by William Glasser, who describes that education and/or learning to be assertive, should not be limited to mechanical memorization or techniques that standardize everyone in the same form of retention, as this way it contributes little to learning.

Thus, this pyramid shows us the way so that we can retain information more efficiently, increasing our skills about the learning process.

According to Glasser’s pyramid structure, we learn and assimilate only 10% when we simply read the proposed content.

When we listen, learning is 20% of what we are taught. 

When we observe we are able to assimilate 30% of the determined subject. And by observing and listening at the same time, we reach 50% of the possibility of retention on the matter.

When discussion, debate and interaction with our colleagues takes place, we increase our assimilation capacity by 70%.

And when we get our hands dirty (writing, summarizing, practicing …) we reach the 80% mark. Isn’t that great? !! Yes …

But learning reaches its peak when we teach each other, we reach 95% of our mastery on a given subject.v

Here is the real difference: teaching so that the content can be learned as effectively as possible.

The more learning channels we associate when studying, the more meaningful and totally effective our learning will be. We have previously listed great scientifically proven strategies and methodologies for effective learning, click here and check it out.

Check out our Glasser Pyramid below to illustrate what was exposed in the text:

Good learning! Joyce Mendes. Written by Joyce Mendes, clinical and institutional psychopedagogue and neuro psychopedagogue.