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Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century: The Six-Step Plan to Unlock Your Master-Mind

Authors: Colin Rose and Malcolm J. Nicholl 

Published by: Dell (USA), Delacorte Press (UK) 

From the inside flap: 

We live in an era when the unprecedented speed of change means: The only certainty is uncertainty; you can't predict what skills will be useful in ten years time; in most professions knowledge is doubling every two or three years; and no job is forever--so being employable means being flexible and retraining regularly. 

Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century contains a simple but proven plan that delivers the one key skill that every working person, every parent and student must master, and every teacher should teach: it's learning how to learn. The theory of eight multiple intelligences (linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist) developed by Howard Gardner at Harvard University provides a foundation for the six-step MASTER-Mind system to facilitate learning (an acronym for Mind, Acquire, Search, Trigger, Exhibit, and Review), and is enhanced by the latest findings on the value of emotion and memory on the process of learning. 

Combined with motivational stories of success applying these principles, and putting forth a clear vision of how the United States can dramatically improve the education system to remain competitive in the next century, Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century is a dynamic tool for self-improvement by individuals as diverse as schoolchildren and corporate executives. 

From Library Journal: 

Accelerated learning is a multisensory, multidimensional method of instruction designed for easy and quick acquisition and retention of information. This revised edition comes a decade after the first primer by Rose and Nicholl, owners of Accelerated Learning Systems, an international organization that develops and markets educational programs. They introduce accelerated learning techniques in an easy-to-follow, six-step plan, discussing how the plan can be applied to any subject and then showing how these skills can be used specifically in foreign-language learning. Techniques for analytical and critical thinking and the use of music as an aid to learning are also discussed. Like Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schoeder (authors of best-selling titles such as Superlearning 2000, Delcorte, 1994) and other proponents, the authors promote a vision for educational and job training reform. A good overview, this is recommended for public libraries.

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