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Accelerated Learning

Accelerated learning, also known as biologically accelerated learning, seeks to facilitate and expedite learning based on better understanding of how the human brain functions, particularly in young adults. In today’s competitive world, the idea of accelerated learning has found favorable consideration in educational circles. This entry focuses on the origins, principles, and implementation of accelerated learning.

Origins

The concept of accelerated learning goes back to psychiatrist Georgi Lozanov’s idea of suggestopedia. Lozanov points out that learning involves attitudes, not just aptitudes. Thus, he suggests that learning can be enhanced by decreasing anxiety and relaxing the learner. Lozanov’s theory is put forth ultimately for foreign language teaching and learning. Moreover, he suggests that merging psychotherapy and psychology could facilitate faster learning. Accelerated learning involves two parameters: time and ...

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