Creating an Accelerated Learning School by Derek Wise, Mark Lovatt

By Derek Wise, Mark Lovatt

This publication describes how a regular highschool set approximately incorporating speeded up studying into its educating practices and rules. Headteacher Derek clever offers a macro view of the method, discussing the alterations made around the complete college. Head of technology, Mark Lovatt, presents a micro view, how one can use speeded up studying within the lecture room. Their stories offer worthy interpreting for any college wishing to enhance the training caliber of its scholars. a number of case reviews are integrated to teach how speeded up studying thoughts should be utilized to various matters.

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1 illustrate the high quality of the work and its launch at our January 1999 Teacher Day proved to be a great success. Indeed this was the breakthrough. The Head of Humanities was now enthused and together with the Head of Science went to conferences in the USA. Finding world doss best practice Again the R&D team was important here. It received a grant of £3,000 and its mission was to find world-class best practice and bring it into our school. Every year in the USA there are a number of excellent conferences on brain-based learning and use of multiple intelligence theory.

ACCELERATED LEARNING ACTIVITY: THE CHRIS DAVIES 'PANTS' REVIEW Students have a set of statements of learning objectives from a module or topic of work. Can be in the form of a list or written on separate pieces of paper if you want to make this a physical exercise. Students then classify statements using following classifications: 1 excellent - 1 feel I could explain this to someone else. 2 OK - 1 could have a stab at explaining this. 3 I'm not really sure about this. 4 "Pants" uggh! nightmare - 1 really don't understand this.

Heads of department are held accountable for the quality of teaching and learning within the department including exam results and, in line with the school's Investors in People' status, the professional development of the staff within the department. The head of department is a leader of a team and he or she is responsible for getting the best out of this team. Recruitment to this vital role is one of the most important, if not the most important, things that I do. Potential applicants are left in no doubt as to (a) what we expect of them and (b) the central role of learning in the school.

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