What is Accelerated Learning? - Imagine English Academy

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What is Accelerated Learning?

Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning is the most advanced teaching and learning method in use today. It’s a system of teaching and learning that speeds up and enhances the learning processes.

What makes accelerated learning so effective is that it’s based on the way we all naturally learn.

Accelerated Learning unlocks much of our potential for learning that has been ignored by most conventional learning methods. It does this by actively involving the whole person, using physical activity, creativity, music, images, colour, and other methods designed to get people fully involved in their own learning.

Your lessons at Imagine English have been designed to include the principles of Accelerated Learning. This means that you will learn English faster and also remember and be able to use more of what you have learned.

According to accelerated learning, here’s what people need for an optimal learning environment:

 

  • A Positive Learning Environment

People learn best in a positive physical, emotional, and social environment, one that is both relaxed and stimulating. A sense of wholeness, safety, interest, and enjoyment is essential for optimising human learning.

  • Total Learner Involvement

People learn best when they are totally and actively involved and take full responsibility for their own learning. Learning is not a spectator sport but a participatory one. Knowledge is not something a learner passively absorbs, but something a learner actively creates. Thus A.L. tends to be more activity-based rather than materials-based or presentations-based.

  • Collaboration Among Learners

People generally learn best in an environment of collaboration. All good learning tends to be social. Whereas traditional learning emphasizes competition between isolated individuals, A.L. emphasizes collaboration between learners in a learning community.

  • Variety of Learning Styles

People learn best when they have a variety of learning options that allows them to use all of their senses and exercise their personal learning style. Rather than thinking of a learning program as a one-dish meal, A.L. thinks of it as a results-driven, learner-centered Buffet.

  • Contextual Learning

People learn best in context. Facts and skills learned in isolation are hard to absorb and quick to evaporate. The best learning comes from doing the work itself in a continual process of “real-world” immersion, feedback, reflection, evaluation, and re-immersion.

Accelerated learning has really one aim, though: to get results.