ERIC Number: ED235063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
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Suggestopedia: A New Way to Learn.
Suggestopedia is a recent teaching technique which enables students to learn with impressive speed, little conscious effort, and a great deal of pleasure. Developed by Georgi Lozanov, suggestopedia is based on the assumption that a number of environmental, social, and psychological variables can be altered to make more effective use of students' ability to learn. The power of suggestion is a key element in this technique. Ways to break down "anti-suggestive" barriers are: (1) seating students in comfortable armchairs; (2) using music; (3) using posters or artifacts; (4) increasing individual participation; and (5) having a teacher that is well-trained in suggestopedia. Based on elements that are foreign to most American educators, suggestopedia has demonstrated a success which merits serious consideration by an open-minded educational community. A list of seven documents retrieved from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database that summarize research on suggestopedia is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA. SMERC Information Center.