Monday, August 1, 2011

Speed Reading

The Origin of Speed Learning

by Sam Roxas

As someone who is interested in taking (or already taking) speed learning lessons, don't you think it's just right that you know its history and evolution?

Speed learning is one of the most useful scientific or psychological discoveries in recent years. And it actually has a very fascinating history, not to mention an exceedingly long evolution.

Suggestopedia: Early History

When Bulgarian psychotherapist Georgi Lozanov initially introduced "Suggestopedia" (Speed Learning ' predecessor) in the late 1960s, a lot of the members of the medical and teaching community raised their eyebrows.

It was regarded as a "pseudo- science" because it was first developed as a teaching technique whereby you teach somebody a certain technique by simply suggesting or making them accept that it works.

For example, you tell a kid that he's truly good at mathematics. You encourage him. You let him know that he just might be a maths whiz. The more the kid hears this, the more that he will believe it. And when he thinks it, he becomes it- he becomes a maths expert.

Suggestopedia was employed to teach a grouping of children about language. Their experiment proved to be successful when these students started to learn five times faster with this new teaching method.

Speed Reading: US History

Now, after ten years when it first originated, it reached US soil and it was changed and it then turned into speed learning or accelerated learning.

Speed learning is basically first and more generally known as "speed reading" before. And it's precisely what the name suggests. Through this strategy, an individual is able to read and understand a book or document in a significantly quicker rate.

After some time, speed reading branched out and more learning methodologies were discovered and developed.

Brain Exercises: Systematic History

Latest studies and findings too about the human brain and how it works have helped catapult speed learning into the conventional scene.

Science has shown that there are two main parts of the brain.

The left hemisphere is the logical or analytical side of the brain. This part is stimulated when we do mathematical equations, learn science or study anything that is theoretical, in nature. This is also where the short-term memory is created.

The right brain, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of the left brain. When we imagine, when we visualize pictures, when we feel feelings, we use the right side of the brain.

Speed learning implies that we should use both of these hemispheres at the same time to enhance the processing and recall of data.

Notwithstanding its trembly start, speed learning has truly proved to be an enormous breakthrough. For years before its conception, therapists and education professionals have been conducting many researches on what strategies to use to boost a person's ability to learn and remember. And well now, speed learning has given them (and us) a solution.

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