What is Accelerated Learning?

Accelerated Learning is a commonly used phrase, an umbrella term for a series of action orientated approaches to learning. Accelerated Learning theories draw from a range of study disciplines such as:

  • How the brain functions,
  • Theories of human attention
  • Motivation
  • The psychology of optimal performance
  • Intelligence theory
Accelerated Learning arguably presents an expectation that, when properly motivated and appropriately applied, learners can reach a level of achievement which may currently appear beyond them
Can be achieved in a significantly shorter space of time than originally estimated

Accelerating the learning process is often achieved via the use of a breadth of proven life-long learning skills based on an understanding of how we learn rather than what we ought to be learning.

A Quick Fire Overview of Accelerated Learning is as follows:

  • Creation of a positive learning environment
  • Use visual summary diagrams, drawings, notes, music and physical stimuli to aid recollection and memory retention  
  • Focus of feedback on specific performance improvements to be acted upon
  • Sharing overviews of content, process & benefits of  learning to be achieved
  • Engagement of learners by posing challenges/problems and provision of case studies to review learning and thinking
  • Provide opportunities for learners to be engage in learning challenges in a variety of settings/groupings and enabling further and varied ways of representing their understanding
  • Creating space and time for reflection and meaningful discussion on what is being learned
  • Review what has been learned - how it was learned - how it will be used
Accelerated Learning centres around the 
basics of learning

We learn through seeing, hearing and doing and looks to find methods to optomise how we use our sense to maximum effect!