The TEACCH method would do well, rolled out across the teaching community, to be honest. This Chinese proverb sums it up beautifully. You can talk to someone all you like explaining how something works, but unless they see the process or method, the theory may well not mean anything.
You can show someone how to do something, tell them, but, again, there is still a 50% chance they still will not get it. Take directions for example. You can tell someone where to go, they might remember, they might not. You can draw a map, there’s more chance, but that depends if they translate your map on top the roads they see before them.
Once they have driven the route and done it a few times, there is a LOT more chance they will remember, should they have to do the journey again.
The same works with teaching. Make everything a PRACTICAL experience where you can, after the theory and the demonstration, and you are MUCH more likely to ensure secure knowledge.
Me? maps work much better for me than written instructions. TOM-TOM or some other interactive 3D map, even better. But, until I actually drive it myself, there’s no guarantee I will remember tomorrow, let alone next week.
That’s how I always learn. I am a visual, practical kind of person.
How about you?