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Accelerated learningthe use of the full mind and the whole personality to speed and enhance learninghas impressed trainers and learners worldwide with its effectiveness. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the definitive guide to this state-of-the-art learning approach.
Written by accelerated learning guru Dave Meier, the book explains an innovative, rapid instructional design methodology and presents hundreds of practical techniques and ideas to speed training time and reduce costs, while significantly improving learning and long-term results. In The Accelerated Learning Handbook, discover how leading corporations are using A.L. methods to:
- Speed and enhance learning
- Greatly reduce course design time
- Improve retention and job performance
- Involve learners at every stage of the process
- Enhance both classroom and Web-based learning
- Create healthier learning environments
- Build effective learning communities
- Energize and re-humanize the learning process
Discover how today's corporations are benefiting from accelerated learning to speed training time, improve results, and reduce costs Leading expert Dave Meier provides an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning, and reviews the latest supporting research results.
Discover how today's corporations are benefiting from accelerated learning to speed training time, improve results, and reduce costs.
Accelerated learning is the use of music, color, emotion, play, and creativity to involve the whole student and enliven the learning experience. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the first definitive book to explain state-of-the-art accelerated learning techniques to trainers and teachers, and features 40 techniques designed to save money while producing far better results.
Leading expert Dave Meier provides an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning, and reviews the latest supporting research results. Training professionals will look to The Accelerated Learning Handbook to:
- Improve the long-term value of training
- Cut course development time by half
- Discover tips for music- and computer-based learning
This handbook explains how trainers and educators can save money and time while producing better classroom results, and includes an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-256) and index.
About the Author
Dave Meier founded the Center for Accelerated Learning in 1980. Since then, he has trained more corporate training professionals to use accelerated learning techniques than any other person worldwide. The Center for Accelerated Learning mails over 200,000 brochures and newsletters annually in support of Dave's work and seminars. His clients include Continental Airlines, Ameritech, Con Edison, Canon USA, Shell Oil, Starbucks, Traveler's Insurance, AT&T, Intel, and American Express. He has published articles in Training & Development magazine, is the editor of Accelerated Learning Application News, and was chosen "Trainer of the Year" by the ASTD's Brain Trainer's Group.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Learning Revolution.
Chapter 1: A Brief History of the A.L. Movement.
Chapter 2: The Guiding Principles of A.L.
Chapter 3: Curing the West's Educational Diseases.
Part II: Natural Learning.
Chapter 4: The Brain and Learning.
Chapter 5: The SAVI Approach to Learning.
Part III: The Four Phases of Learning.
Chapter 6: A Summary of the Four Phases.
Chapter 7: Phase 1: Preparation Techniques.
Chapter 8: Phase 2: Presentation Techniques.
Chapter 9: Phase 3: Practice Techniques.
Chapter 10: Phase 4: Performance Techniques.
Part IV: Additional A.L. Tools and Techniques.
Chapter 11: Music for Learning.
Chapter 12: Themes.
Chapter 13: Pictograms.
Chapter 14: Question-Raising Techniques.
Chapter 15: Learning Games.
Chapter 16: Imagery and Learning.
Chapter 17: Natural Light.
Chapter 18: Aromas.
Part V: Computers and Accelerated Learning.
Chapter 19: Using Technology Wisely.
Chapter 20: Public Education and the Web.
Chapter 21: Enhancing Technology-Based Learning.
Part VI: Rapid Instructional Design (RID).
Chapter 22: Rapid Design Principles.
Chapter 23: The 7-Step Rapid Design Process.
Part VII: The Learning Revolution and You.
Chapter 24: The Soul of an A.L. Practitioner.
Growing A.L. in Your Organization.
Chapter 25: Growing A.L. in Your Organization.
Resources: Literature, Music, Organizations.