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 into 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 into the 21st Century is a dynamic tool for self-improvement by individuals as diverse as schoolchildren and corporate executives.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Colin Rose
Colin Rose is founder and chairman of Accelerated Learning Systems, and consults with many universities and corporations such as Motorola, Xerox, and IBM. He lectures frequently at conferences and symposiums across the globe. In the United Kingdom he is working at a government level to set up a national network of centers for parent education and is a member of the steering committee of the Learning Society, a collaborative undertaking of the British government, the Royal Society for the Arts, and industry. He lives in England.
Malcolm J. Nicholl is president of Accelerated Learning Systems, Inc., of Carlsbad, California. A longtime business partner of Colin Rose, he is also a former international journalist whose career included a two-year stint as Belfast bureau chief for The London Daily Mirror. He is author of several books in the business and health fields, and is a frequent guest on television and radio shows. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century by Colin Rose and Malcolm J. Nicholl