The Accelerated Learning Handbook

The Accelerated Learning Handbook cover

Meier, D. (2000) The Accelerated Learning Handbook: A creative guide to designing and delivering faster, more effective training programs, New York, McGraw-Hill.

Accelerated learning (A.L.) is a teaching method that purports to speed up the learning process through active learning and manipulation of the learning environment. This book was written by the founder of the A.L. method

My reading notes

Part 1: The learning revolution

Ch. 1: A brief history of the accelerated learning (A.L.) movement

Ch. 2: The guiding principles of A.L.

Ch. 3: Curing the west’s educational diseases

Part 2: Natural learning

Ch. 4: The brain and learning

Ch. 5: The SAVI approach to learning

Part 3: The four phases of learning

Ch. 6: A summary of the four phases

Ch. 7: Phase 1: Preparation techniques

Ch. 8: Phase 2: Presentation techniques

Ch. 9: Phase 3: Practice techniques

Ch. 10: Phase 4: Performance techniques

Part 4: Additional A.L. tools and techniques

Ch. 11: Music for learning

Ch. 12: Themes

Ch. 13: Pictograms

Ch. 14: Question-raising techniques

Ch. 15: Learning games

Ch. 16: Imagery and learning

Ch. 17: Natural light

Ch. 18: Aromas

Part 5: Computers and accelerated learning

Ch. 19: Using technology wisely

Ch. 20: Public education and the web

Ch. 21: Enhancing technology-based learning

Part 6: Rapid instructional design (RID)

Ch. 22: Rapid design principles

Ch. 23: The 7-step rapid design process

Part 7: The learning revolution and you

Ch. 24: The soul of an A.L. practitioner

Ch. 25: Growing A.L. in your organization

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