The Accelerated Learning Method
What is Accelerated Learning?
More has been discovered about how the human brain works in the last 25 years than in all history to date.
The Accelerated Learning Method is based on that research.
We each have a preferred learning style — a way of learning that suits us best. If you know and use the techniques that match your preferred way of learning, you learn more naturally.
Because it is more natural for you, it becomes easier.
And because it is easier, it is quicker.
Hence the name – Accelerated Learning.
By also incorporating well-researched memory techniques, Accelerated Learning makes learning an enjoyable, successful and satisfying experience.
We now know that we do not have a fixed single IQ, but a range of at least seven or eight different forms of intelligence. You will tend to develop some of these intelligences more than others and prefer to use them. And those differences help account for your personal learning style.
But you will also tend to prefer using one or more of your senses as you learn. Some people are more visual, others more auditory, and still others are more physical — they will prefer to get more ‘hands-on’.
The secret is this. When the way you are taught closely matches the way you like to learn, results improve significantly and the time you take to learn is reduced.
That is why Accelerated Learning language home study courses use a whole mixture of activities to ensure that you can use your preferred way of learning.
The courses innovatively integrate music, pictures, imagery, spoken and written language and interactive activities to ensure that the learner is relaxed and enjoys the learning process.
It is also why the learning-to-learn programmes teach students to use techniques which match their learning style. The result is improved academic results.
Helping parents to help their children develop the full range of their intelligences or talents is the aim of Accelerated Learning’s pre-school and primary school programmes.
Who developed Accelerated Learning?
Colin Rose developed many of the Accelerated Learning techniques and pioneered how to apply the method for students, teachers and language learners.
However the method is certainly not the work of just one person. Dozens of universities, research psychologists and professional educators have contributed to produce this unique way of learning and presenting new information.
The techniques, for example, incorporate the work of Dr Howard Gardner of Harvard University on Multiple Intelligences, of Arthur Costa from UCLA and others on learning styles and of Nobel prize winners Roger Sperry and Robert Ornstein on the brain.
What Colin Rose has done is to synthesise the work of over 100 key educational researchers and create a simple model of learning that makes effective learning a skill within the reach of everyone.