Four phases of learning
- Interest. Positive feelings, optimal state for learning.
- Encounter. Interesting, enjoyable, relevant, multi-sensory.
- Integration. Incorporate new knowledge.
- Application. Apply and extend knowledge.
Ingredients of Accelerated Learning
- moving and doing
- talking and hearing
- observing and picturing
- problem-solving and reflecting
Better > Worse
- Movement > Sitting
- Talking > Listening
- Images > Words
- Writing > Reading
- Shorter > Longer
- Different > Same
Training From The Back Of The Room
- to each other
- to the topic
- to learning goals and outcomes
- Teach only the need to know information
- Use graphic organisers
- Include 1 minute reviews
- Concrete Practice
- Mistakes are allowed (expected!)
Make It Stick
- To learn, retrieve
- Mix up your practice
- Embrace difficulties
- Avoid illusions of knowing (fluency ≠ mastery)
- Go beyond learning styles (underlying principles and mental models)
- Increase your abilities (growth mindset, deliberate practice, memory cues)
Learning is strong when it matters, is concrete, is personal.