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History and Origin of Suggestopedia

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SUGGESTOPEDIA
How does Suggestopedia work?
Each lesson plan, based off of Suggestopedia, follows a specific cycle.

The Teacher
This way of teaching essentially makes the teacher an architect of the environment, rather than a lecturer. The teacher’s purpose is to manipulate the environment; to provide a place for students to learn on their own terms and absorb the material in a way that suits them. Suggestopedia is meant to be used for all types of learners: kinesthetic, visual and auditory learners.
Activity
History and Origin of Suggestopedia
- Developed by a Bulgarian Psychotherapist by the name of George Lazonov
- The method places a heavy emphasis on the power of suggestion and the necessity of positive thinking
- Lazonov method is most commonly used to teach languages to Second Language Learners of any age but can be used to teach any subject to any learner.

Theories and Beliefs of Suggestopedia
THE FOUR PRINCIPLES OF SUGGESTOPEDIA

1. Be positive

2. Use long term and short term memory of the learner

3. Give lessons with emotional meaning

4. Assimilate before Analyze
1. Be Positive
- Each and very thing must be positive experience, even mistakes.
In order for a student to be successful, they must feel as if they are making success.
- It is important to phrase everything positively and to keep the student feeling good about the material so they strive to succeed.

2. Use long term and short term memory of the learner
- For Suggestopedia to work, we have to tap into the learning short and long term memory simultaneously.
- Presenting information that can be absorbed into both memory banks easily will not be forgotten after four days.

3. Give lessons with emotional meaning
- Information must be presented with emotional meaning to further encourage the retention knowledge.

4. Assimilate before Analyze
- The learner must assimilate before they analyze.
- Once people assimilate the newly acquired knowledge, they can take greater pleasure in analyzing it.

Assimilate - to learn so that is fully understood and can be used.
Analyze - to study (something) closely and carefully.

www. Merriam-Webster.com
The first task in this cycle is to select or create a text that must meet certain criteria. The text must be free of negative suggestions and present a positive situation.
Once a text has been selected the lesson commences with a prelude, in which the teacher explains the goal of the lesson and reads the text to the students.
The next piece of the lesson is a choral reading, where the students read the text with the teacher out loud (just like what we did in class).
It is important that classical music is playing softly in the background during the reading. The music helps the students associate the music with the material, thus improving retention.
The teacher then goes over the information with the students, providing insights and further tips to help the student learn the language.
To finish the lesson the teacher plays classical music again and allows the students to learn and read on their own.
Language - American Sign Language
What Are We Going To Learn - The "ABC's" of Sign Language
Video - "ABC" Song in SIgn Language
Resources
http;//www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX4JFEUgqlg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suggestopedia
http://www.jwelford.demon.co.uk/brainwaremap/suggest.html
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