Myths and Mysteries of Informal Learning Infographic
Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way most people learn to do their jobs. People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Formal training and workshops account for only 5% to 20% of what people learn from experience and interactions. Most corporations however over-invest in formal training while leaving the more natural, simple ways we learn to chance. The Myths and Mysteries of Informal Learning Infographic outlines why we shouldn’t ignore informal learning and describes the models developed by Jay Cross, Dan Pontefract and “70:20:10″, which put a framework around this style of learning.