ERIC Number: ED136566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Suggestive, Accelerative Learning and Teaching: A Manual of Classroom Procedures Based on the Lozanov Method.
Schuster, Donald H.; And Others
The Suggestive Accelerative Learning and Teaching Method uses aspects of suggestion and unusual styles of presenting material to accelerate classroom learning. The essence of this technique is the use of a combination of physical relaxation exercises, mental concentration and suggestive principles to strengthen a person's ego and expand his memory capabilities, and the use of relaxing music while material to be learned is presented dynamically. In experiments, students showed improved attitude, faster learning and better retention with this method. Elements of this learning procedure were first integrated by Dr. George Lozanov of Bulgaria. Three phases of this method are described: (1) Preliminary preparations involve creating a suggestive, positive atmosphere. The instructor's attitude, intonation and verbal cadence conform to this. Hatha Yoga exercises and Zen breathing relax the body and mind. (2) Presentation of material is carefully sequenced as students receive and experience material actively and review it passively. (3) The practice and use phase involves role-playing and ungraded quizzes to eliminate fear of failure. The Lozanov Method is described and explained with complete classroom examples. The final section reviews research literature dealing with applications of suggestive-accelerative learning in the classroom and reviews learning research articles applying to this method. (CHK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Guides, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Learning Experience, Learning Modalities, Learning Problems, Learning Theories, Positive Reinforcement, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Charles Gritton, Business Office, Society for Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching, 2740 Richmond Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 50317 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Suggestive - Accelerative Learning and Teaching, Des Moines, IA.