Tip #606: Learning Should Be Dope!

On February 1, 2016, Posted by , In brain research, By , With Comments Off on Tip #606: Learning Should Be Dope!

“Dope: Excellent; outstanding.”

Many of us realize the importance of actively engaging participants in learning activities. Participatory learner-centered training results in better learning, transfer and retention. We know this because we have experienced and observed these positive results.

Those of us in the accelerated learning field who focus on engaging as many senses as possible ascribe the effectiveness of our training to the creation of a “whole body” learning experience that stimulates the emotions.

If we are familiar with the triune brain model, we are aware that the memory is lodged in the limbic system, which processes emotions. The memory is emotional.

But there is another deeper factor that explains why learning and retention are increased when we emotionally engage … Read the rest