Dr. Georgi Lozanov created a remarkably effective method of teaching based on how the brain actually learns. In “Suggestologiia,” Georgi Lozanov discusses his theories of Suggestology, the scientific study of suggestion, and Suggestopedia, the application of suggestion. Download Citation on ResearchGate | My Experiences with the Lozanov Method | ABSTRACT An instructor of French discusses her introduction to the Lozanov.

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It oozanov important to point out that those variants of Suggestopedia mentioned above are way too far from the original concept, and are based on the early experiments, which were left behind during the new improvements of the method. Lozanov has continued to develop his methodology and train teachers. The Practice of English Language Teaching. Relying mainly on the high prestige of the teacher or the physician without a commanding tone, or obedient and passive behaviour on the part of the recipient, we demonstrated in our first big experiment that it was possible to memorize French words and phrases in one day.

Therefore, the teacher has to be trained in a course taught by certified trainers. Showing teachers how to create an emotionally safe and rich environment that motivates learners to expand their perspectives and increase their capacity to learn.

His system not only allowed students to learn without trauma and stress, but it also helped them rediscover their natural thirst for learning.

However, Lozanov intended it in the sense of offering or proposing, emphasising student choice. These peripheral perceptions absolutely guarantee the authenticity of the link or access to the aimed-at hidden reserves to enable exceptionally fast learning or healing, in the case of psychotherapy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That learning is easy and fun? Although there are many techniques that the teachers use, factors such as “communication in the spirit of love, respect for man as a human being, the specific humanitarian way of applying their ‘techniques'” etc.


It also readily absorbed new knowledge from cognitive scientists and pioneering educators. In doing so, he asked himself questions like:.

Dr. Georgi Lozanov

It would be impossible for a teacher to reveal reserves throughout the teaching process, i. There are no translations available. Lozanov The best results of suggestopedia are not due to any technique guided relaxation, guided fantasies, breathing exercises, etc.

It thus becomes obvious that suggestology, and suggestopedia respectively, constitute a genuine science that opposes any coercion, any hypnosis or manipulative commanding suggestion. Currently, he divides his time between Sofia, Bulgaria, and Vienna, Austria, where he directs the International Centre for Desuggestology. In the pedagogy of the hidden reserves of mind, this spontaneously absorbed, non-manipulative type of suggestion has been insured through the first law of Reservopedia — Love.

These non- specific stimuli, if synchronized, can play some suggestive role by changing the power of the words and by serving as the control for their authenticity.

The theory applied positive suggestion in teaching when it was developed in the s. In fact, the results were phenomenal. As a result, mdthod movement in the United States became known as either Accelerative or Accelerated Learning. In the active session, the teacher reads with intoning as selected music is played.

What beliefs do learners bring with them about what is possible for them lozahov accomplish? Lukesch claims that Suggestopedia lacks scientific backing and is criticized by psychologists as being based on pseudoscience. He is the creator of the science Suggestology and its application in pedagogy — Suggestopedia. The Suggestology, which we have been developing, methid the science of that type of suggestion which in fact liberates us from the previous negative conditioning.


The passive session is done more calmly.

Lozanov and his colleague, Dr. The organization experienced great success as it began teaching educators how to apply suggestion, relaxation and music to the learning process. The teacher teaches the material in “a playful manner” instead of analyzing lexis and grammar of the text in a directive manner.

Suggestopedia is the pedagogy operating on the level of the reserves of mind, tapped in a new organisation of the teaching — learning communication.

He argues, however, that placebos are indeed effective.


In the passive session, the students relax and listen to the teacher reading the text calmly. Baroque music is played in the background. While with Reservopedia and the spontaneously absorbed, non-manipulative suggestion we use, creative thinking is omnipresent and at the core of the process.

Physical surroundings and atmosphere in classroom are the vital factors to make sure that “the students feel comfortable and confident”, [2] and various techniques, including art and music, are used by the trained teachers.

How can teachers help learners move beyond their limiting beliefs and discover their full human potential? He developed the term by combining two words: It is important to tell the parents about the method and their roles — because they could influence children both negatively and positively, depending on how they support the kids.

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