Glossary Term

Accelerated learning

An approach to teaching and learning, informed by research in the cognitive and neuro-sciences, that provide more engaged, proficient and faster development of learned knowledge and basic skills.

Although Accelerated Learning is a desirable goal for Accelerated Education Programmes, in reality most AEP teachers in humanitarian and development contexts use standard teaching-learning methods due to limited specific Accelerated Learning training and experience. Accelerated Education Programmes are able to accelerate learning by condensing the curriculum, concentrating on basic skills and competencies, having smaller classes and allowing more time on learning tasks. For this reason the use of AEP rather than ALP is recommended as it more accurately describes the programs.