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The learning revolution : to change the way the world learns

Author: Gordon Dryden; Jeannette Vos
Publisher: Torrance, Calif. : The Learning Web, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. & updated international edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Dryden; Jeannette Vos
ISBN: 1929284004 9781929284009
OCLC Number: 42648472
Description: 544 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The future: The 16 major trends that will shape tomorrow's world --
The age of instant communication --
A world without economic borders --
Four leaps to a one-world economy --
Internet commerce and learning --
The new service society --
The marriage of big and small --
The new age of leisure --
The changing shape of work --
Women in leadership --
Your amazing brain rediscovered --
Cultural nationalism --
The growing underclass --
The active aging of the population --
The new do-it-yourself boom --
Cooperative enterprise --
The triumph of the individual. 2. Why not the best?: The 13 steps needed for a 21st century learning society --
The new role of electronic communications --
Learn computers and the Internet --
Dramatic improvement needed in parent education --
Early childhood health-service priorities --
Early childhood development programs --
You can catch up at any stage --
Catering to every individual learning style --
Learning how to learn and learning how to think --
Just what should be taught at school? --
Learning on four levels --
A threefold purpose for study --
Just where should we teach? --
Keep the mind open, the communication clear. 3. Meet your amazing brain --
You're the owner of the world's most powerful computer --
Your four brains in one --
Neurons, dendrites, glial cells and insulating system --
Your many different intelligence centers --
The two sides of your brain --
How your brain stores information --
Your four separate wavelengths --
Your brain runs on oxygen and nutrients --
Simple tips on brain food --
Your emotional intelligence is vital --
The body and mind as one. 4. A do-it-yourself guide: The first 20 steps to learn anything much faster, better and more easily --
Start with the lessons from sports --
Dare to dream and imagine your future --
Set a specific goal and set deadlines --
Get an enthusiastic mentor --
Start with the big picture first --
Ask! --
Seek out the main principle --
Find three best books written by practical achievers --
Relearn how to read faster, better, more easily --
Reinforce with pictures and sound --
Learn by doing --
Draw mind maps instead of taking linear notes --
Easy ways to retrieve what you have learned --
Learn the art of relaxed alertness --
Practice --
Review and reflect --
Use linking tools and memory pegs --
Have fun, play games --
Teach others --
Take an accelerated learning course. 5. How to think for great ideas: New program to teach yourself and students creative thinking --
Define your problem --
Define your ideal solution and visualize it --
Gather all the facts --
Break the pattern --
Go outside your own field --
Try various combinations --
Use all your senses --
Switch off-let it simmer --
Use music or nature to relax --
Sleep on it --
EureKa! It pops out --
Recheck it. 6. Right from the start: A sensible guide for producing better, brighter babies. 7. The vital years: How to enrich your child's intelligence from birth to ten --
The vital importance of step-by-step movement --
Use your common sense --
Build on the five senses --
Use the whole world as your classroom --
The great art of communication --
Parents as first teachers --
Parents in preschool centers --
Continue the same fun-filled approach at school. 8. The secret heart of learning: How to program for success in education as in business. 9. True learning: the fun-fast way --
New-century guideposts for tomorrow's teachers, trainers --
Putting it all together --
The Simon Guggenheim school experiment --
Fluent French in eight weeks --
The army learns a foreign language in record time --
An accelerated integrative learning teacher --
What's held up the big breakthroughs? 10. Do it in style --
How to find your own learning style and use your many intelligences --
Determining your learning style --
How you take in information --
How you organize and process information --
The conditions that affect your learning ability --
Physical and biological needs that effect learning --
How to determine students' preferred learning styles --
Your unique working style --
Four tips of thinking style --
Test your own thinking style --
The implications for schools and individuals. 11. Catching up quick at school --
The world's greatest catch-up programs and why they work --
The mind-body connection and the mind-brain connection --
Specialized kinesiology --
Doman-Palmer-Niklasson-Hartigan models --
The ball/stick/bird method --
Catching up at spelling --
Back writing for mirror-writing problems --
New Zealand breakthroughs --
The four-minute reading program --
TARP: the tape-assisted reading program --
Peer tutoring --
The Look Listen method --
New Zealand's reading recovery program --
Personal key vocabularies --
Beginning school mathematics --
Computerized catch-ups --
The SEED mathematics program --
Three medical educational programs. 12. Solving the dropout dilemma --
How to get high on education and not on drugs, gangs and crime --
Using Japan's business methods to improve school --
Integrated studies use the world as a classroom --
Group study and big picture techniques --
Six-week courses build success step by step --
SuperCamp brings it all together. 13. Planning tomorrow's schools: The 12 steps to transform a nation's education system --
Schools as lifelong, year-round community resource centers --
Ask your customers first --
Guarantee customer satisfaction --
Cater to all intelligence traits and learning styles --
Use the world's best teaching techniques --
Invest in your key resource: teachers --
Make everyone a teacher as well as a student --
Plan a four-part curriculum --
Change the assessment system --
Use tomorrow's technology --
Use the entire community as a resource --
For everyone: the right to choose. 14. Tomorrow's business world --
Big growth opportunities for the learning organization --
Electronic multimedia opportunities --
Accelerated learning business opportunities --
Selling services and training with your products --
The company as a learning organization --
The school or college as a business venture. 15. Just do it!: How any country can lead the learning revolution, and so can you --
The Singapore centralized leadership model --
The decentralized New Zealand model --
The new Swedish models --
The certification model --
Corporate leadership models --
The give-it-away model --
The Internet selling model --
The business-teacher-multimedia model --
The Foundation model --
The international conference model --
The learning organization model --
The cluster model --
The Chinese back-to-your-roots model --
Invent your own model.
Responsibility: Gordon Dryden and Jeannette Vos.

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