Accelerated learning

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Accelerated learning is an intensive method of study employing techniques that enable material to be learned in a relatively short time.

According to Oxford Languages accelerated learning is: 1. an intensive method of study employing techniques that enable material to be learned in a relatively short time. 2. a program of learning that allows certain students, especially those more academically able, to progress through school more rapidly than others.

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Mnemonics

The human brain is the most complex physical entity in the universe.[1][2][3]

See also: Mnemonic and Mnemonic books - Book summaries

A mnemonic device (memory device), is any learning technique that assists someone's memory.

Types of mnemonics and mnemonic tactics/strategies

Deliberate practice

See also: Deliberate practice

Defined by the psychologist Anders Ericsson and his colleagues, deliberate practice is “the individualized training activities specially designed by a coach or teacher to improve specific aspects of an individual's performance through repetition and successive refinement” (Ericsson & Lehmann, 1996, pp. 278–279)."[4]

Sentio University notes: "Deliberate Practice focuses on a student’s individual skill threshold, emphasizes interactive rehearsal for skill acquisition, aims for higher levels of sustained effort, and uses homework to advance clinical ability. Empirical research suggests that Deliberate Practice can significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of psychotherapy education and training (e.g., Goodyear & Rousmaniere, 2017; Rousmaniere, 2016; 2019)."[5]

Increasing reading comprehension

Reading comprehension strategies

Visualization:

Strategic reading:

Reading comprehension assessment and strategies

Metacognition strategies

Reading commprehension journal articles

Books on improving reading comprehension

  • The Intelligent Reader’s Guide To Reading: How To Read A Book The Right Way For Stronger Comprehension And Better Recall (Self-Learning Mastery) by Thinknetic. Independently published (January 21, 2023)
  • How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren. Touchstone; Revised edition (August 15, 1972)
  • Improve Reading Comprehension: The 10 step program to improve and accelerate reading comprehension (Improve Your Memory) by Andrew Williams. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Large Print edition (June 27, 2015)

Reading comprehension: General books/DVDs for students/children

  • The Reading Comprehension Blueprint: Helping Students Make Meaning from Text by Nancy Lewis Hennessy M.Ed. Brookes Publishing; 1st edition (August 24, 2020)
  • Enriching Comprehension With Visualization Strategies: Text Elements and Ideas to Build Comprehension, Encourage Reflective Reading, and Represent Understanding by Jeffrey Wilhelm. ‎Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Action Strategies For Deepening Comprehension: Role Plays, Text-Structure Tableaux, Talking Statues, and Other Enactment Techniques That Engage Students with Text by Jeffrey Wilhelm. Scholastic Professional Books; unknown edition (December 1, 2002)
  • Strategic Reading: Guiding Students to Lifelong Literacy, 6-12 by Tanya Baker, Julie Dube Hackett and Jeffrey D Wilhelm. HEINEMANN; 1st edition (March 15, 2001)

Videos on improving reading comprehension

How to improve your reading speed without a loss of comprehension

Total Immersion method of learning a new language

According to Cambridge Language Assessment: "There are numerous studies that show that students who are exposed to the language they’re learning in an immersive way, be it through a bilingual immersion programme at their school or a study-abroad experience, exhibit higher levels of fluency (e.g. Cummins 2009, Kinginger 2011, Wilkinson 1998), particularly when motivation to learn and absorb the language is high. The high motivation, in turn, is fostered by the desire to belong to or approximate the culture of the target language."[6]

Growth mindset

33% of high school graduates never read another book the rest of their lives and 42% of college grads never read another book after college.[7]

See also: Growth mindset

According to Western Governors University: "A growth mindset means that you thrive on challenge, and don’t see failure as a way to describe yourself but as a springboard for growth and developing your abilities. Your intelligence and talents are all susceptible to growth. Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University first talked about the power of mindset nearly 30 years ago. Carol Dweck and her team became interested in the attitude of students when it comes to failure. After studying the behavior of students and children, the term “growth mindset” came about. Simply put, this mindset means that you believe in your ability to become better through hard work, and help from others."[8]

Growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset

See also: Growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset

According to Central Western University: " A growth mindset is how much you believe your basic qualities, like intelligence and talent, can be changed or developed. A fixed mindset is how much you believe your basic qualities are fixed or permanent."[9]

Harvard Business School contrast a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset thusly:

[According to Dweck], challenging situations can be catastrophic for those with fixed mindsets because of the implication that if they don’t already have the skills or intelligence to complete a task, there’s no chance of improvement.

When you have a growth mindset, you believe you can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed, which makes every challenge a learning opportunity. Given the numerous challenges entrepreneurs face, a growth mindset can be a powerful tool as you work toward your venture’s success.[10]

The Harvard Business School points out that a growth mindset helps entrepreneurs enter new fields easier and it develops resilience because "When challenges, setbacks, and failures inevitably arise, your business’s survival depends on your ability to persevere and learn from difficult situations."[11]

Books on accelerated learning

  • Accelerated Learning Unlocked: 40+ Expert Techniques for Rapid Skill Acquisition and Memory Improvement. The Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners to Quickly Cut Your Study Time for Anything New in Half by John R. Torrance. High Performance Media (February 13, 2020)
  • Peak Learning for Expertise: Rapid Knowledge Acquisition Skills to Learn Faster, Comprehend Deeper, and Reach a World-Class Level by by Peter Hollins. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 16, 2018)
  • The Science of Accelerated Learning: Advanced Strategies for Quicker Comprehension, Greater Retention, and Systematic Expertise by Peter Hollins. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 2, 2017)
  • Accelerated Learning: Learn Any Skill or Subject Fast, Improve Your Memory and Reading Speed and Unlock Your Brain’s Full Potential by Thomas Scofield. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 8, 2018)

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References

  1. The Human Body: God's Masterpiece
  2. The Enigmatic Human Brain by Wallace G. Smith
  3. The Most Complex Structure, Creation Moments
  4. What is Deliberate Practice?, Sentio University
  5. What is Deliberate Practice?, Sentio University
  6. The benefit of immersive language-learning experiences and how to create them, Cambridge Language Assessment
  7. Sobering Statistics About Readers Today
  8. What is a growth mindset? 8 steps to develop one., Western Governors University
  9. Growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset
  10. GROWTH MINDSET VS. FIXED MINDSET: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?, Harvard Business School
  11. GROWTH MINDSET VS. FIXED MINDSET: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?, Harvard Business School