Suggestopedia: A New Lease on Life
A five-day program in English
Don't you think it would be fun to teach people how to learn thereby enabling them to take charge of their own lives? With Suggestopedic teaching, that's exactly what happens!
Based on well established scientific research on the mind and its memories, this workshop will show you how to recognise and stimulate untapped resources in your learners and share this ability with them. This expanded awareness on your part will enable you to mobilise enthusiasm, channel creativity and present information so that it is unforgettable.
This five-day educational program, is for instructors of all subjects who wish to increase the effectiveness of their teaching, bringing their attitude and practices into line with what we now know about the human brain.
This program will transfer, to participants, the skills necessary for the "behind the scenes" management of classes where learners are successful. More specifically, teachers will learn how to
- lead into activities such that there is total commitment and excitement from the outset
- give instructions that are models of conciseness
- use activities as "distractions" so that key information can be presented peripherally thereby gaining easier access to long-term memory
- create variation in type, rhythm and speed of activities so that these correspond to normal cycles of mental alertness
- use story telling, anecdotes and jokes to set in place chains of association that develop and improve memory
- end activities such that the energy from them is immediately recycled into the next one
- design posters that teach through indirect perception
- use different kinds of music to encode information with emotional colour and bring about heightened awareness
- be more effective in communicating non-verbally and be able to read non-verbal cues in others accurately
- use indirect correction techniques that learners never see but which work immediately
This course will be a succession of games and other communicative activities that draw upon music and other arts, thereby modelling the Suggestopedic approach.
It will be of interest to anyone in the field of education, or in a learning organisation, who must communicate with others in ways that are fulfilling and empowering. It will be of interest to parents whose vocation it is to instil, in their children, positive self-esteem.