ERIC Number: ED159909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Suggestopedia to SALT and a New Awareness in Education.
Herr, Kay U.
SALT, suggestive-accelerative learning and teaching, is the Americanized version of a pedagogy developed in Bulgaria. While most extensively applied to foreign language teaching, the methodology may be applied to any discipline, particularly one based upon a foundation of learned facts. This document applies the method to ESL classes. The teacher uses formalized relaxation techniques along with both direct and indirect suggestion such as body language to lessen physical tension, create a positive, relaxed atmosphere and enhance student learning. Use of these methods also helps to establish students' confidence in the teacher. In actual practice, the three-part structure of the SALT class consists of review, introduction and explanation of new material and the concert stage during which music and rhythm are employed to aid the memory. Although serious research has begun only recently in the United States, studies indicate that more students learn more material more easily with the SALT method. It promises to bring teachers and students to a new awareness of human potential and it offers some exciting possibilities in many disciplines at all educational levels. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Humanistic Education, Humanization, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Learning Modalities, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Memory, Motivation Techniques, Music, Music Therapy, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Needs, Retention (Psychology), Second Language Learning, Sensory Experience, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Suggestology; Suggestopedia