Create Accelerated Learning

Create Accelerated Learning

 

 

There are many stories about children advancing from one grade level to another just within a school year, and children mastering their mathematical skills perfectly. You've probably also heard about those kids who quite adept at memorizing the 50 states of the U.S., and in alphabetical order, including their capitals.

 

It sounds a little crazy at first. What’s up with these children? Are they so intelligent that they can master anything anyone tells them to? Or is their intelligence innate? Is this talent or gift something they got from their parents?

 

There are many words to describe these types of children. Some are called gifted, while others are called just born naturally so. Yet what we almost always forget is that as small children, and even while still inside the womb of their mothers, they are already being trained in various life aspects, such as communication, visual response, and music. As they grow older and become exposed to a lot of other stimuli, these gifts are developed even more.

 

This is where Accelerated Learning comes in.

 

Accelerated Learning is a term coined to describe a series of ways to learn anything about any subject. This system of learning is based on the premise that anyone can learn anything, and tackles the idea of how to learn the actual process of learning, rather than how to learn only.

 

Accelerated learning is developed from a series of disciplines, including how the brain works, what the theories on human motivation and attention are available, and what theory of intelligence and psychology of optimal performance may be applied.

 

And while accelerated learning might sound like a far-out term exclusive only to the scientists, the good news is that anybody can learn and master it. Its techniques can be summarized into the following:

 

  • Always help the student in creating a positive environment through positive messaging, posters, music and even words of encouragement.

 

  • Encourage positive feedback when any situation or circumstance cals for it.

 

  • Continuously discuss the benefits of accelerated learning, especially new ideas and strategies.

 

  • Involve learners in the following: challenge their thinking, provide them case studies, and pose hypothetical problems for them to assess.

 

  • Present ways for learners to meet challenges through various methods and teach them the different ways of widening their understanding of certain situations and cases.

 

  • Always provide space for a meaningful discussion and constructive thinking.

 

  • Always manage to go back to and review the things everyone has learned, how they were learned, and how they can be used.

 

Of course, accelerated learning is not exclusive to children alone. It's never too late for adults like us to master it, as well. Read up on the subject and always seek to expand your understanding of the things and situations around you. Before you know it, you will find yourself able to comprehend just about anything in just a short period of time.