Accelerated Learning: A User's Guide

Accelerated Learning: A User's Guide

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By (author) Alistair Smith, By (author) Mark Lovatt, By (author) Derek Wise, Volume editor Janice Baiton

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  • Publisher: Network Educational Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 295mm x 8mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Stafford
  • ISBN 10: 1855391503
  • ISBN 13: 9781855391505
  • Sales rank: 465,114

Product description

This book focuses on the 'learning' in Accelerated Learning. It provides over 200 ideas and activities for putting theory into practice. ACCELERATED LEARNING: A User's Guide answers the following questions: In what ways are today's learners different from their predecessors? What is Accelerated Learning? Can Accelerated Learning be used in any learning situation? Will Accelerated Learning actively engage learners? Is there a smarter way to mark and set homework? How does Accelerated Learning link to thinking skills? How do I use the new technologies? ACCELERATED LEARNING: A User's Guide supplies the solid background to make learning happen. The authors have used their combined experience to write an accessible guide to the Accelerated Learning method based on their own successes. Their message is 'Take the ideas and turn them into your own success story.' Beautifully designed in an easy-to-read summary format, this book 'walks the talk'. ACCELERATED LEARNING: A User's Guide contains: A new and updated Accelerated Learning Cycle; Practical activities for each stage of the cycle; An outline of why Accelerated Learning should be used; How to work in groups; Worthwhile ways of integrating new technologies; Independent learning and problem solving; How to improve marking - so you do less and students learn more; Examples of staff development approaches; Guidelines on how to get started

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Author information

Alistair Smith is a well-respected and experienced presenter, trainer and author. He is the chairperson of Alite Ltd, a company he founded to work in the field of motivation, teaching and learning. Mark Lovatt is deputy headteacher at Cramlington Community High School in Northumberland. He has responsibility for teaching and learning and co-authored Creating an Accelerated Learning School with Derek Wise. He frequently contributes to conferences at both regional and national levels. Derek Wise is headteacher of Cramlington Community High School, Northumberland - a 'leading edge' school. He co-authored Creating an Accelerated Learning School with Mark Lovatt and frequently contributes to conferences on leadership and learning.

Table of contents

Part One - the principles Part Two - the learning cycle Part Three - making it memorable Part Four - advice and guidance Part Five - resources.