The Accelerated Learning Cycle

The Accelerated Learning Cycle requires the creation of a positive supportive learning environment which allows for challenges and risk taking for the individual and/or group of learners.  Each stage of the cycle presents key questions to the learning process:

  • What do we already know? (this can save time on what needs to be learnt)
  • What would be good to know? (what do we need to focus upon?)
  • How should we learn? (the method, the resources, the time available)
  • How will we benefit? (is it worth learning?)
  • What will our learning outcomes be? (a check of what the objectives of the learning are)

  • What‘s the problem or situation?
  • What information do we need to solve the problem?
  • How do we put the information to use? 


  • Have we made progress?
  • What do we now understand?
  • What do we know, or can we do, that is different from before?
  • Can we demonstrate progress in a variety of ways?

  • Have we solved the problem?
  • Obtained the knowledge we need?
  • Did we meet our learning outcomes?
  • How did we learn?
  • How might what we’ve learned be useful elsewhere?
  • What will we do next time which connects to this?

Throughout an accelerated learning process it is important to create a supportive learning environment by paying attention to physical state.

Going back to the basics of learning - We learn through seeing, hearing and doing.

The support process requires the learner to be positive in how the set or agree goals, give and receive feedback and relate to other learners, if involved. 

          Finally – in engaging in learning the acceleration is aided by the underlying philosophy that to learn - We enjoy ourselves!