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Accelerated Learning, Memory & Mental Mapping Training Course Outline

Learn practical memory skills you can use every day. Remember people’s names with ease. Use your creative imagination or mnemonics, and mental mapping, to learn and recall information. If you need to make group presentations, you would benefit and gain confidence from enhancing your learning and recall abilities.

The course contained lots of interesting topics that were all relevant to my job role. All topics were explained in lots of detail, with great strategies to remember them. The trainer's presentation was great, with use of both personal case studies and from the group, ensured we were all engaged. The training media and training manual, made the two days engaging and interactive.

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Accelerated Learning, Memory & Mental Mapping Training - Morning

Introductions

Green Tree

This course is split into two halves:

AM: The morning is about tools to improve your Memory (mnemonics).
PM: The afternoon is about Mental Mapping.


Accelerated Learning- AM

Memory = Mnemonics

A Key distinction
There are three levels of learning:

  1. Understanding
  2. Memory
  3. Utilisation

Our model for memory: R.A.I.S.E.

  • R – Repetition
  • A - Association
  • I - Imagination
  • S - Structure
  • E - Engagement

1. Repetition

Repetition is the mother of skill –
For many, information goes 'in one ear and out the other'.
We need it to stick in the mind.

It is important to understand how repetition should be used to aid memory retention.
Rules for repetition.

2. Association

Memory can be seen as: The art of associating what you NEED to know, to what you ALREADY know.
Memory uses the associative power of the mind to make links between what you need to remember and what you already know.
Exercises: games and exercises where you learn by doing.

3. Imagination

Your imagination is the motor of your memory.
You use your imagination to create vivid links.
Four types of image-association:

  • Visual images
  • Words, slogans and catch phrases
  • Physical movements and actions
  • And other Anchors; scent, smells and emotions

The art of using your imagination as the GLUE which permanently bonds the information to your brain.

Accelerated Learning, Memory & Mental Mapping Training - Afternoon

4. Structure: Nature loves branching structures.

Structure your message like a tree:
The Tree of Knowledge

So structure your message like a tree:
The Tree of Knowledge

Key point: Knowledge is (or should be) hierarchical

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Major themes
  3. Minor themes
  4. Details

Mental Mapping gives you the much needed structure

Three kinds of mental mapping

  • Categorical type – putting knowledge into similar sets.
  • Questioning type - drawing knowledge out by asking questions.
  • Creative type - problem solving.
Problem Cause Mindmap

Practice sessions
For you to learn by doing.

Method for clear thinking, speech, and writing
How mapping will improve your writing skills.

Media for mental mapping:
On paper, on computer, with words, with pictures.

5. Engagement

Your training sessions need to be engaging.

Question: How could you make your learning sessions more engaging?
There are many ways you may make the learning session engaging:

  1. Get people talking to each other.
  2. Give them puzzles to solve.
  3. Ask them to make distinctions between two similar, but different, concepts.
  4. Ask them to draw something.
  5. Give them a physical challenge or activity to do.
  6. Test their recall in a mini quiz.
  7. Use movement. Throw a ball around a room and ask a question of the catcher.
  8. Perhaps use some music or rhythm or rhyme.

Exercise: Please work with your partner to figure out ways in which you can make your learning sessions engaging.

Summary and action planning.

Summary: R.A.I.S.E.

“How can you get the very best performance from yourself and others?”

  1. I will use repetition in my training by...
  2. I will use association and imagination in my training by...
  3. I will structure my training by...
  4. I will make my training sessions more engaging by...

The course content was bright, interesting and overall very informative. A lot of creative and clever formulae that I can apply both at work and personal life. Chris has been a great trainer. Very optimistic and enthusiastic about the material which made the course enjoyable.

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