ERIC Number: ED184306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Outlines of Suggestopaedia Applied to Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Racle, Gabriel L.
Suggestopedia is a form of educational dynamics based on the insights of suggestology. The process focuses on the whole person, and in so doing, it takes into account the conscious/unconscious duality of the student. In accordance with the principles of suggestology, the process of suggestopedia is conducted at three levels, the psychological, the didactic, and the artistic. While creating a state of psychological relaxation, it uses every possible suggestive interrelationship to overcome psychological resistance and to develop new mental behavior. The main principles of suggestopedic teaching are pseudo-passivity, synthesis, and suggestive inter-relation. The principal suggestive factors that can break down anti-suggestive barriers are prestige or authority, verbal and non-verbal levels in acts of communication, and the integration of the arts, especially music. In language courses based on this method, the initial aim is to enable students to express themselves to a degree which corresponds to their desires and capabilities, thus making them more comfortable. The suggestopedic manual helps to create the conditions for the learning process and for the suggestive atmosphere. It is a question of recreating in the classroom a situational context which the students can live and enjoy, and in which they can express themselves. (AMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Language Processing, Language Research, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Neurolinguistics, Nonverbal Communication, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sensory Experience, Sensory Integration, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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