The Accelerated Learning Handbook: A Creative Guide to Designing and Delivering Faster, More Effective Training Programs / Edition 1

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Discover how today's corporations are benefiting from accelerated learning to speed training time, improve results, and reduce costs.

Accelerated learning is the use of music, color, emotion, play, and creativity to involve the whole student and enliven the learning experience. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the first definitive book to explain state-of-the-art accelerated learning techniques to trainers and teachers, and features 40 techniques designed to save money while producing far better results.

Leading expert Dave Meier provides an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning, and reviews the latest supporting research results. Training professionals will look to The Accelerated Learning Handbook to:

  • Improve the long-term value of training
  • Cut course development time by half
  • Discover tips for music- and computer-based learning
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071355476
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/29/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 583,298
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Meier founded the Center for Accelerated Learning in 1980. Since then, he has trained more corporate training professionals to use accelerated learning techniques than any other person worldwide. The Center for Accelerated Learning mails over 200,000 brochures and newsletters annually in support of Dave's work and seminars. His clients include Continental Airlines, Ameritech, Con Edison, Canon USA, Shell Oil, Starbucks, Traveler's Insurance, AT&T, Intel, and American Express. He has published articles in Training & Development magazine, is the editor of Accelerated Learning Application News, and was chosen "Trainer of the Year" by the ASTD's Brain Trainer's Group.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Learning Revolution.

Chapter 1: A Brief History of the A.L. Movement.

Chapter 2: The Guiding Principles of A.L.

Chapter 3: Curing the West's Educational Diseases.
Part II: Natural Learning.

Chapter 4: The Brain and Learning.

Chapter 5: The SAVI Approach to Learning.
Part III: The Four Phases of Learning.

Chapter 6: A Summary of the Four Phases.

Chapter 7: Phase 1: Preparation Techniques.

Chapter 8: Phase 2: Presentation Techniques.

Chapter 9: Phase 3: Practice Techniques.

Chapter 10: Phase 4: Performance Techniques.
Part IV: Additional A.L. Tools and Techniques.

Chapter 11: Music for Learning.

Chapter 12: Themes.

Chapter 13: Pictograms.

Chapter 14: Question-Raising Techniques.

Chapter 15: Learning Games.

Chapter 16: Imagery and Learning.

Chapter 17: Natural Light.

Chapter 18: Aromas.
Part V: Computers and Accelerated Learning.

Chapter 19: Using Technology Wisely.

Chapter 20: Public Education and the Web.

Chapter 21: Enhancing Technology-Based Learning.
Part VI: Rapid Instructional Design (RID).

Chapter 22: Rapid Design Principles.

Chapter 23: The 7-Step Rapid Design Process.
Part VII: The Learning Revolution and You.

Chapter 24: The Soul of an A.L. Practitioner.

Growing A.L. in Your Organization.

Chapter 25: Growing A.L. in Your Organization.

Resources: Literature, Music, Organizations.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    Make old age teaching and learning a thing of the past!

    I took this class from the author. I was hooked from the first moment I walked in the room. There was color, shapes, ideas, questions, about everything. He is both entertaining and knowledgeable. every word had meanings on top of meanings. I hope to write whole courses using his techniques. His teaching methods are holistic!

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