One of the lovely things about life is seeing your children grow up and show interest in the world around them.
A few days ago my 10 year old son looked over my shoulder as I was reading a blog post by Charles Jennings titled From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach. Tom is becoming interested in the work that I do, so he asked the obvious question, 'Dad, what does 70:20:10 mean?"
A quick explanation from me went a bit like this, "well, many people think that learning at work means that you have to go to a classroom for a workshop. But the idea behind 70:20:10 is that really, only some of what we learn at work happens in a classroom and that's the 10 in 70:20:10. The 20 represents learning from other people, your boss, or a coach and the 70 is a guesstimate of the percentage of how much you learn from being at work and doing your job. But the idea of 70:20:10 is new for many people who think of learning as separate from work".
To which Tom replied "but really, work is learning and learning is work, isn't it." (and I'm not making this up Harold Jarche),
Some things are obvious to a 10 year old!