METHODS OF LEARNING AND INCREASE CREATIVITY
Below, are highlighted some new and little known methods, emanating from their authors or from an ancient tradition.
They have in common to promote learning in an unexpected way, are aimed at everyone and have proven themselves in school learning and the awakening of creativity.
We find in order:
- The practice of the very ancient science of yoga nidra, applied to students.
Mrs. Micheline Flak was the initiator of this project which, in view of the first positive results, received the approval of the National Education which enabled many teachers who so wished to be trained and many classes of take advantage of this method.
- The method of Dr. Francis Lefebure, who received for his discoveries in neuropedagogy:
the Gold Medal and prize of the Concours Lépine in 1963 for his invention the Alternophone, and Gold Medal of the International Exhibition of Inventors in Brussels in 1964 for the action on the brain of the alternative hearing device (Alternophone) . In 1973, he was awarded a silver medal at the Salon Concours International des Inventors for the Phosphenic Mixing Lamp.
The concentration on the phosphene, engendered by the fixation of a lamp mixed with the learning of a subject, allowed great progress to the pupils who applied it seriously and who for some had difficulties at school.
This method is similar on certain points to the practice of tratak and visualization in yoga and allows to increase attention and concentration coupled with a supply of light energy in the brain.
- The method of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, is based on the mixing of ultra sounds with inspiring music (mainly Mozart) using his invention "the electronic ear". Attention to this mix develops listening skills and an action favorable to creativity on the brain.
Used in many schools and institutions, it promotes health, learning, and reduces various disorders (dyslexia, etc.).
- The accelerated learning method of Dr. Lozanov (Bulgarian educator and neuropsychiatrist) is based on listening to learning texts, rhythmic, on a background of baroque music (Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Corelli) from about 60 beats per minute, all in a state of relaxation. This method is known as "suggestopedia" (In 1966, Dr. Georgi Lozanov founded the Suggestion Institute in Sofia). A chapter is dedicated to it in the book “The fantastic faculties of the brain” by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Shroeder.
Dr Francis Lefebure
Dr. Lefebure has developed a method based on the afterglow of light which remains after fixing a light source and which is called phosphene.
He also applied this method to yoga in order to develop, among other things, concentration.
By visualizing the phosphene and mixing it with thought (remembering the part you wish to study), the mixing of the two will increase memorization, concentration and creativity.
The light energy having stimulated the brain, learning is favored.
Dr Alfred Tomatis
Dr. Tomatis has implemented a method that injects high frequency sounds into pieces of music. Through the assiduous hearing of this music transformed by means of an "electronic ear with precession", creativity increases in notable proportions and one notices a modification of language and behavior. This method has been used in particular to help children who had language problems.
You can listen to the recording below with headphones while having another occupation elsewhere... and after several days, evaluate the effect which most often promotes creativity.
Pr Georgi Lozanov
This method, applied mainly to language learning, had a certain success due to its results and was applied by some institutions in the world.