Learning Assumptions from “Interpreting for Park Visitors”
- People learn better when they are actively involved in the learning process.
- People learn better when they are using as many senses as appropriate.
- People generally retain about:
- 10% of what they hear.
- 30% of what they read.
- 50% of what they see.
- 90% of what they do.
- Each person has unique and valid ways of processing information.
- New learning is built upon a foundation of earlier knowledge.
- People prefer to learn that which is of most value to them at the present moment.
- Learning requires activity on the part of the learner.
- That which people discover for themselves generates a special and vital excitement and satisfaction.
- An organized presentation is more memorable than an unorganized one.
- Giving visitors expectations at the beginning of a program will focus attention and thus improve learning.
- Using a variety of approaches will enhance learning.
- The ways in which interpreters respond to people will affect their learning.
Helpful Hint: Learn to tell one good story about each resource.
Last revised 14-Jul-13