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    Accelerated Learning Techniques

    We leverage some of the most effective learning styles available, with the ReadySetPass focus on PMP® Exam Prep. We show you how to put some amazing tools to use that will decrease your study time and increase your knowledge retention. Our philosophy is simple: “Bring value to the world of Project Management through the best learning techniques available.” Our PMP® Readiness materials, questions and e-course are designed around Accelerated Learning, Active learning, Mind Mapping and our very own “Memory Enhancement” techniques. In order for any accelerated learning technique to be effective the course material must be designed to incorporate both left and right brain activities. Our course material was developed to enhance this principal. We created our materials with this in mind:

    People remember –

    20% of what they read
    30% of what they hear
    40% of what they see
    50% of what they say
    60% of what they do

    We combine all of these together so that you can retain the maximum amount of information presented to you.
    Accelerated learning has really come into its own. It is being put to good use by teachers across the world. An accelerated PMP® Course can be very different from a traditional class in a variety of ways:

    (1) In a classroom, the learning environment is of prime importance - a great deal of attention will be focused on the use of color, the temperature in the room, the positioning of furniture, background music, smells, textures and so on. Also, posters and displays may have been carefully selected with the aim of helping students to absorb vocabulary and ideas subconsciously. Posters containing vocabulary for a unit which may not be introduced for a few weeks may be present in order to gradually familiarize students with the vocabulary in advance.

    (2) State setting may be important - this is done partly through the learning environment (see number 1), but also through the use of body language by the teacher, the type of music used throughout the lesson - this might change depending on the mood/atmosphere the teacher wishes to create at any given time, the tone of voice employed at any given time by the teacher, the use of color in presentational materials and so on. The emphasis is likely to be on making the student feel comfortable, relaxed and free from anxiety and stress.

    (3) Mnemonics may be frequently used to help students retain and recall lists of vocabulary. Instead of relying on vocabulary lists, flash cards and repetition drills, the accelerated learning teacher will often employ these creative techniques when first introducing a new topic. Students may be encouraged to use their imaginations to link items of vocabulary to parts of their body or to locations in the classroom (Loci). This injects a sense of fun and usually promotes a more relaxed and free-flowing learning environment.

    (4) Over-stimulation: whereas in many language classrooms, the teacher is wary of throwing too much at the student at once, the accelerated learning teacher may bombard the student with material knowing that the human brain can often assimilate around 80% more information than we assume. Using longer texts, dramatizations and the like allows students of varying levels of ability to take what is useful for them at that stage of their learning.

    (5) Pattern spotting and learning in broad strokes: often accelerated learning teachers will introduce broad concepts to their students, enabling them to learn a great deal in a short amount of time.

    (6) Theory of multiple intelligences application: MI Theory (proposed by Howard Gardener) asserts that there are 8 types of intelligence: interpersonal, intrapersonal, logical-mathematical, verbal-linguistic, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmic and naturalist. In the traditional classroom environment, the verbal-linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences are often over represented. Accelerated learning attempts to redress this imbalance by including activities which allow for the activation of the other intelligences such as: games which involve movement, use of color on worksheets/mind maps etc, use of songs, raps and music, manipulation of objects (word cards, etc.) and so on.

    (7) The use of Chunking (psychology): chunking lessons into shorter periods takes full advantage of the attention cycle of the human brain. We are most likely to retain information presented at the beginning and end of a session; therefore if a lesson is divided into smaller chunks, we are creating more beginnings and endings and so increasing the amount of information retained.

    (8) Objective setting: this practice is very wide-spread in education now and is also a vital aspect of any accelerated learning lesson. The student must understand clearly what he/she is going to learn in any particular lesson and how this is going to happen. There is then a predefined goal to work towards and a higher sense of achievement at the end of the lesson (particularly if the lesson objectives are listed on the board and can be ticked off as the lesson proceeds). What's In It For Me (W.I.I.F.M) is a key phrase to remind teachers that students want to know how what they are going to learn is relevant to them and their day-to-day experiences.

     

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