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March 08, 2005

Educator Cites Effectiveness of Non-traumatic Learning

Physician, educator and linguist, Dr. Daniel S. Janik recently announced the development of a unified, 'effective' learning theory based on his special theory of neurologically-based language acquisition. He says that advanced medical imaging technology has allowed the development of a new style of teaching that is set to shake "the very foundations of education." According to Dr. Janik, TOEFL and University Studies Coordinator at the Intercultural Communications College in Hawaii, Neurobiological Learning (NL) theory is "the crowning result of two centuries of collective philosophical, medical, clinical and classroom work." Central to the new theory is the idea that traditional teaching methods, using a rigid curriculum or daily lesson plan, is often "traumatic" for students and leads to a "lack of creative zest." NL, says Janik, allows for "curiosity-based, discovery-driven, mentor-assisted, transformational learning."
Press release: Brain-based Learning Likely to Revamp Education

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