Do you have a Dressage Test coming up? Want to ditch your caller (or commander) but just don’t have the confidence to know you will remember that test when the pressure is on? For some bizarre reason I can do this well! Remembering a test is the least of my problems on competition day. If you have difficulties with this it can increase the competition day stress factor considerably.
There’s a learning theory called ‘Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning’ which reveals how we retain information when delivered in various styles. It shows you, at a glance, how we retain information from the activities we are involved in.
This information is not only going to help you retain information for your dressage test, but help you to develop a strategy for remembering – full stop.
According to the Cone of Learning Model after 2 weeks we will remember:
- 10% of what we READ
- 20% of what we HEAR
- 30% of what we SEE
- 50% of what we SEE AND HEAR
- 70% of what we SAY
- 90% of what we SAY & DO