define/acceleratedlearning.txt · Last modified: 14 May, 2019 @ 7:48pm by Jan Viljoen | Approved (version: 2)

Accelerated Learning

Accelerated… Means an increase in rate, amount or extent. Which implies to speed up, hurry up, get faster, move faster, go faster, get a move on, put on a spurt, open it up, gain momentum, increase speed, pick up speed, gather speed, step on it, get cracking, get moving, increase, rise, go up, advance, leap, surge, speed up, escalate, forward, promote, boost, give a boost to, stimulate and spur on.

Learning… Means the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience or being taught. Which implies study, studying, education, schooling, tuition, teaching, academic work, instruction, training, research, investigation, attainment, acquirements, enlightenment, illumination, edification, learning, insight, information, understanding, sageness, wisdom and sophistication.

Accelerated learning is mainly sourcing from contextualized

Being aware!

Dynamic mindfulness and context to obtain our aspirations, which - in essence - are to solve real life problems!

The real pressing question now is: Is accelerated learning part and parcel of…

  1. everyone's make-up?,
  2. limited to a privileged group? or
  3. destined for a few special individuals only?

Answer to question 1: YES when one considers recent results obtained from Neuroscience research conducted regarding the learning skills of infants. The following TED-talk - delivered by Patricia Kuhl - provide a brief, but informative overview, on how babies master linguistic skills, which prove that when we have mastered a language - any language, including sign language - we are capable of accelerated learning.

Answer to question 2: NO considering recent Neuroscience research results and findings, it is pretty safe to conclude that - as the human species - we all are learning machines that can achieve and master incredible things, as already proven by human history. Unfortunately, we currently belief that this “genius” is merely limited to a few, rare and exceptional individuals …but… it is a false belief and fallacy. Because we are all different in being genius, as best explained by the following YouTube video clip.

Answer to question 3: IT DEPENDS it depends on the decisions that we take and the realities that we create for ourselves by the choices that we make as an individual and as local-, national- and international community. The following video clip illustrate the current education and training system's resistance to actually accommodate change, progress and individuality.

Based on the above, the question now is… Why does accelerated learning “die-off” as we gets older?

There are plenty reasons and many explanations for this phenomenon, but I - in my humble opinion - think that the main reason and culprit is our current collective industrialized education and training model geared to “produce” mindless monkey-see-monkey-do robots, which doesn't tolerate accelerated learning and even punish or medicate it when it cannot be brought under predefined curriculum control. Regardless of, and despite the fact that our current and future workplace needs and requires people skilledWhich is no longer the case when an adult, because of a simple natural lawuse it or loose it! in accelerated learning. This unfortunate collective educational and training inclination towards accelerated learning, which is best explained by the following collection of video clips…

Question: Should we settle for the current state of affairs? Can something be done to rekindle critical questing and thinking, and by doing so restore learning enthusiasm? Watch the following video clip collection - and judge for yourself - whether it can be done with productive efficiency…

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