Skills & Experience Accelerated Learning

Mind and Memory
The ten different intelligences
What is accelerated learning?
What is Photo Reading?
Calm down
Creative Thinking

Mind and MemoryTop

You use less than 1% of your potential brain power (so research says!).
To unleash the remaining 99% use the Buzan BrainFriendly processes allowing you peak personal & professional productivity .

Tony Buzan began creating the concepts of Learning to Learn Mental Literacy® at the end of the 1960’s. Mind Maps® were officially recognised in the "Use Your Head " TV series and accompanying book launched in 1974 which continued playing until the mid 80’s.

Inthe late 70’s, Vanda North discovered Buzan's Mental Literacy Processes as a part of her quest for the ideal Learning to Learn processes. In her role as President of the Society for Accelerated Learning & Teaching, she had some criteria that she was looking to match.
The process should:

The ten different intelligencesTop

Buzan has also written the book "Head first" where the the ten different intelligences are presented:

The Creative and Emotional Intelligences

The body intelligence

The traditional IQ intelligence

The combination of these 10 intelligences will tap a person into their own natural genius.


What is accelerated learning?Top

Accelerated Learning embraces Harvard professor Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences as mentioned above and illustrates that each of us has an individual preferred way of learning that suits us best. When a person learn the study skills that exactly match his or her personal style, he or she is learning the way that is most natural for him or her. As it is natural, it is easier and so becomes faster.

Accelerated Learning was developed because we live in a world where the ability to absorb information rapidly and to think logically and creatively are the most important skills that a person can possess.

Colin Rose developed many of the Accelerated Learning techniques and pioneered how to apply the method for students, teachers and language learners.

Test your learning style Your personal learning style involves several factors, especially:
Which are your strongest intelligences? What senses do you prefer to use as you learn? See Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

What is Photo Reading? Top

A whole mind approach to read with speed, comprehension, and enjoyment.

We live in an age when too little time and too much information compete. If we are to succeed, we require new skills for processing and learning from information. PhotoReading is about working with the greatest information processing device known to mankind: the human mind."

PhotoReading is different from "regular reading" and different from "speed reading." It is more a way to "process" and "understand" information than it is to "read" information. Because PhotoReading uses more of your mind, you can go through information more easily and with greater understanding.

Albert Einstein said we use less than 10% of our brain's capabilities. PhotoReading helps you tap into the other 90%. As a result the average person can "mentally photograph" printed material at rates exceeding 25,000 words a minute. That's going through a book at one flip per second.

Below is a mind map of PhotoReading from Paul R. Scheele, PhotoReading Developer and Chairman of Learning Strategies Corporation.



Calm down Top

One of the most imortant thing by PhotoReading and Accelerated learning is concentration.

Concentration is only achieved by calming down, reaching the alpha state of mind. It is a lot of different techniques a person can use. You can use Autosuggestion, Meditation, Breathing techniques etc.

The Calm Centre is exactly what its name promises: a place dedicated to calm. A little oasis of peace in an electronic world of frayed nerves, strained eyes and tense neck muscles.

Another good source for learning techniques and using your brain effectively is
Sandy MacGregor's Web Site

Creative Thinking Top

Edward de Bono is regarded by many as the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has written 62 books with translations into 37 languages and has been invited to lecture in 54 countries. He is the originator of lateral thinking which treats creativity as the behaviour of information in a self-organising information system - such as the neural networks in the brain. From such a consideration arise the deliberate and formal tools of lateral thinking, parallel thinking etc.

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2002 Jan Vig Updated: 13/03/2002