CERTIFIED & INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
BASIC TRAINING IN SUGGESTOPEDIA /SUPERLEARNING /
BRAIN FRIENDLY LEARNING

according to the guidelines specified by the DGSL
(Die Gesellschaft für das suggestopädische Lehren und Lernen)

 
WHO CAN USE THIS APPROACH?

Everyone who wants to teach in a brain friendly and motivating way. This includes teachers and facilitators of all subjects and age groups, those responsible for school curriculum or company training programs and personnel development.

 
 
WHAT IS SUGGESTOPEDIA?

Suggestopedia is a teaching model developed by a Bulgarian, Dr. Georgi Lozanov, at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria in the 60's. Dr. Lozanov was a pioneer in that Suggestopedia was the first of the various cutting-edge brain friendly learning techniques which are utilized in progressive classrooms today.

There are two phases incorporated in this approach:
Students learn new information very quickly and efficiently in a state of light relaxation accompanied by Baroque or classical music. This new material which has been acquired 3 to 5 times faster than with traditional learning techniques, is now stored passively in the brain. It is then activated by means of creative, interactive and communicative learning techniques, i.e. grammar games, role play, etc. which contribute not only to recall and retention but also to the communication skills and personality development of the students.

WHAT IS SUPERLEARNING?

SUPERLEARNING is BRAIN FRIENDLY LEARNING. Variations of it are known in the U.S.A. as ACCELERATED LEARNING and in many parts of Europe as (W)HOLISTIC LEARNING (Ganzheitliches Lernen, Neues Lernen).

SUPERLEARNING has Lozanov's original methodology SUGGESTOPEDIA at its core but incorporates other brain friendly approaches as well:

NLP, guided fantasy, visualization and relaxation techniques,
Mindmapping, Brain Gym, Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences,
mnemotechniques, metaphors and stories, etc. …

to optimize the learning process.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THESE APPROACHES?

  • You will address the learning needs and styles of every student in your class.
  • You will guarantee a higher and faster success rate among learners.
  • You will increase retention and recall of material and long-term memory.
  • You will instil higher confidence and self-esteem in your learners.
  • You will promote the creativity as well as the learning and social competence of your students.
  • You will create a pleasant, cooperative and fun learning environment in your classroom.
  • You will have motivated students coming to your classes -- students who have rediscovered the joy of learning. And --

… motivated students make motivated teachers!!

Experience has shown that brain friendly learning is faster, more efficient and more enjoyable. Individual needs and learning styles are addressed. The students' creativity, social behavior and well-being are enhanced. There is a constant flow of feedback in a pleasant and encouraging learning environment. The students are motivated. And you are too!


COURSE STRUCTURE:

The certified Suggestopedia Training consists of 90 60-minute lessons, which include the following SLL seminars:

  • Introduction to Suggestopedia / Superlearning (This seminar module is a prerequisite for the Suggestopedia Basic Training Course)
  • Suggestopedia / Superlearning Methods Course
  • Nonverbal Classroom Management (It is possible to attend these two modules before, after or during the certification course).
  • Creative Learning Techniques (It is possible to attend this module before, after or during the certification course).


COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Personality Development is an integral part of the entire training program.

  • There is no Suggestopedia;
    There are only suggestopedic teachers."
    (Jean Lerède)

  • I teach what I am"
    (Dr. Georgi Lozanov)

  • Mastering the entire palette of suggestopedic and brain friendly learning techniques. The emphasis is not on a dogmatic suggestopedic method, but rather that the participants learn the most important elements of Suggestopedia and brain friendly learning techniques. And that they begin to apply these elements to their personality, in their workplaces and to their classrooms.

  • Preparation of a complete suggestopedic unit for each participant's particular teaching or training situation. This includes writing a suggestopedic text as well as preparing a lesson plan for the unit. With the help of this text and material, the participants will have the opportunity during the training course to practice all of the suggestopedic techniques presented and they will also return to their own classrooms with tried and tested suggestopedic material.

  • Another element represented throughout the entire course is the principle: experience -- analyze -- adapt.
    For example, activities and games, which are used during the course to teach the principles of Suggestopedia are first experienced, then analyzed and finally the participants can adapt them to their own teaching situation.

FURTHER TOPICS DEALT WITH IN THE TRAINING COURSE:

  • Introduction to Suggestopedia using Suggestopedia and other learner-centered methodologies
  • The history and theory of Suggestopedia / Superlearning
  • Training in all of the important and basic state-of-the-art suggestopedic techniques.
  • Training in all elements of the suggestopedic cycle as well as elegant transitions from one activity to the next.
  • Demonstration of a suggestopedic lesson either in a foreign language or observing a school class being taught suggestopedically.
  • The rhythmitization of the learning process
  • Suggestopedic correction. Work with verbal and nonverbal suggestion, desuggestion (eliminating learning barriers).
  • Multi-modal (visual, auditory and Kinesthetic) learning styles and teaching (NLP). Introduction to Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
  • The use and effect of music in teaching: Centering, Decoding, the Session, Activation, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, etc.
  • Writing suggestopedic texts, teaching and learning materials. Adapting textbook materials to Suggestopedia.
  • Presentations of participants' own work within the training group and feedback.
  • Suggestopedia and its adaptation to different teaching situations: public schools, various grade levels, adult education, intensive courses, various subject matter, etc.

FURTHER INFORMATION: pearl.nitsche@chello.at

 
 
 
     
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