Accelerated Learning is necessary to student growth. According to the Accelerated Learning Handbook by Dave Meir, “Accelerated Learning is the results achieved and not the method used.” Accelerated Learning harnesses the genius of all learners and contributes to their “full human happiness, intelligence, competency, and success.” Old paradigms focused on learners as consumers, and newer paradigms focus on learners as collaborators, creators, integrates the whole body and mind and appeals to all learning styles. Accelerated learning is all about engagement. Research indicates that in, corporate organizational learning, organizations that integrated accelerated learning as a part of their training showed tremendous gains. American Airlines reduced training time for a lesson by 50% and improved retention significantly. Consolidated Edison passing rate increased from 30% to 100%. Travelers Insurance cut training time by 20% and improved test scores by 480% (Meir, 2000). What are the implications for educators? The implication is that teachers and staff developers can save time, and optimize learning by:
1. Creating a positive learning environment focused on results.
2. Making sure that learning is active.
3. Focuses on collaboration versus competition
4. Using multiple learning options that appeal to all learning styles.
5. Integrating contextual learning is focused on “real-world” immersion, feedback, reflection, and evaluation.
How have you integrated accelerated learning in your practice?
Dr. Shera Carter Sackey is a mindset shifting, idea generating, technique teaching, vibrant and authentic, speaking powerhouse that shows audiences how to go from wishing to implementing and achieving their dreams. Dr. Shera is a presentation expert, engagement evangelist, and change catalyst that draws upon her experience as an award-winning educator, CEO, and entrepreneur to energize, enlighten, and propel audiences in business, K-12 schools, universities, and various professional organizations.