- Train their mind a 1/3
- Train their fingers a 1/3
- Let them play for a 1/3
This is an interesting concept to ensure that hard skills training (software for example) is successful.
Most of the time when I teach software, I present a concept/idea, demo that concept with the students performing the same operations and then letting them play or complete exercises. Thinking of that, it is the power of thirds, not that I was conciously thinking that way.
I like this idea and want to include it when I present to people who are learning about how to create training content and/or facilitating. It also promotes what I have believed for a long time, that learners need to do and practice to retain more of what they are taught.