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ERIC Number: ED296660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Pages: 28
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Robert's Rules for Optimal Learning: Model Development, Field Testing, Implications!
McGinty, Robert L.
The value of accelerated learning techniques developed by the national organization for Suggestive Accelerated Learning Techniques (SALT) was tested in a study using Administrative Policy students taking the capstone course in the Eastern Washington University School of Business. Educators have linked the brain and how it functions to various pedagogies that maximize learning productivity and shorten the learning curve. The model investigated in this study assumes that learning involves using both sides of the brain working together to identify subject content and relationships. According to researcher Georgi Lozanov, external stimuli activate the human senses and identify the existence of a sort of sixth sense (creativity or intuition). The variables in this whole brain optimal learning model are external and internal stimuli, the physical learning environment, the brain and the person's reactions to the learning environment, and the classroom facilitator and his sense-related aids. A review of pertinent literature is provided. The seven steps of optimal learning are discussed. It is noted that the responsibility for learning lies with the student who must be placed within the appropriate learning environment. The methodology for the study is detailed. Results suggest that the Lozanov method of optimal learning is preferred by students, and that they learn more in this situation. The study shows critical thinking can be learned, though there is no foolproof way to teach students to be creative thinkers. Contains 15 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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