Quantum Learning is recognized as a leading education institution for its brain-based, holistic approach to learning. Below are significant events and unique connections that have shaped our powerful methodology.
Transforming education. Transforming lives.
Dr. Georgi Lozanov
The Bulgarian educator and scientist, Dr. Lozanov, conducted research at several hospitals about the brain and its relationship to learning in the early sixties. At one facility the director played baroque music throughout the building. The patients there recovered in less time, which led Dr. Lozanov to study the effect of music on learning. He discovered that learning could be accelerated by managing factors that contribute to an optimal learning environment. Paying special attention to the overall environment (using plants, baroque music, proper temperature, lighting, etc.) he taught his students to relax, yet stay alert and focused. By using his techniques to access focused learning states and carefully orchestrating learning experiences, he empowered his students to learn three to ten times faster.
Time with Bobbi DePorter
Bobbi DePorter was founder and co-director of the Burklyn Business School, an intensive program built on Lozanov’s accelerated learning techniques. In the early stages of the development of this school, Dr. Lozanov visited the U.S. for three weeks and taught in Ms. DePorter’s home.
After Ms. DePorter honed Dr. Lozanov’s techniques and saw the astounding results with adults she turned her attention to youth. In 1982, she launched the first SuperCamp, a summer enrichment program that combined accelerated learning techniques with learning, communication, and relationship skills. SuperCamp is an intensive academic and life skills program for students aged 11 to 19. During the seven- to ten-day programs, students learn strategies for effective reading, writing, thinking, speaking, note taking, test taking and memory. They also learn how to strengthen their relationship with their parents, how to communicate honestly and respectfully, the value of contributing to a team, and the rewards of taking responsibility for their lives. Additionally, students gain valuable life skills that build their character and help them navigate their complex world.
Through our 60,000-plus SuperCamp graduates from 50 states and over 80 countries, our 30-year legacy continues. Our programs are held on college campuses including Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Wake Forest, and others. International programs are held in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Bali and Turkey.
Quantum Learning Education
As parents and teachers observed the changes in children who had completed SuperCamp, they started to ask us why SuperCamp wasn’t in their schools. When schools began to make enquiries, we translated the methodologies of SuperCamp into relevant applications for classrooms and in 1992 held a school-wide program for 250 students, with teachers participating. Following many successes with students, we developed programs for teachers and administrators, and now conduct a wide variety of services that are tailored to the needs of schools and districts.