Issues and Challenges in the College of Architecture, Qassim University towards Accelerated Learning Techniques
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Selection of incompetence teachers and a non-accredited college might affect student learning outcome. Among these outcomes are students’ cognitive skills of comprehension, English proficiency, passing the government examinations, job hunting and the entrance examinations required for the master's program in the top universities of US and UK. This study aims to adopt the principles of Accelerated Learning techniques as a tool to improve the teacher and student performance in the College of Architecture at Qassim University. The results of the study suggest the effectiveness of accelerated learning as indicated by the following: the students’ active participation in class individual and group activities, their good performance in the final examinations and ability to apply what they had learned in the environmental control system. As this study is based on classroom instruction of Environmental Control System Course, the change in behavior expected is the increased ability of the architecture students to perform the core plus the additional requirements of the course
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