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Challenges of the 70: 20: 10 learning ecosystem

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The concept of 70:20:10 learning has been around for some time and was derived from a combination of efficiency savings in companies seeking to maximise employees’ time at work whilst reducing their abstraction time and from a concept that informal ‘on the job’ learning is ‘natural learning’.

The 70:20:10 model is a system where:

  • 10% of an employee’s time is spent in a formal learning environment such as a classroom or training events
  • 20% in supervision or under coaching or mentoring from a line manager, while
  • 70% of their learning experience is at work practising those skills taught in the other 30% of the time.

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