Last week, we could underpin Quintilian’s remark on the exceptional reliability of our spatial and episodic memory with the insights of neuroscience as well as understand why a lived architectural surrounding is thus ideally suited for being employed in the methodical construction of artificial memory. Today, we are excited to introduce to you a structure of study, which has not only been proven to result in the best possible levels of attention in the learning process, but which also plays an important role in our unparalleled approach to education.
Guiding structure of Cultural Expression
We have thoroughly integrated the E.N.A.P. principle in the design of our learning environment to redefine the transmission of knowledge. Employing E.N.A.P. as a blueprint for the internal structure of study content has been proven to result in the best possible levels of attention in the learning process. Thereby, we not only facilitate learning as much as is possible, but build upon an important cultural heritage that is present in all epochs of European culture and inherent in many of its aesthetic, pedagogic and political manifestations.
A Transferable, Media-Independent Guideline
In a more or less visible way, the E.N.A.P. principle recurs throughout the centuries as a guiding structure. In tragedy, for example, the play follows an arrangement of consecutive acts including at least the exposition, peripeteia, culminating in the catastrophe of the final act. In each of Mozart’s sonatas one finds the general Sonata form consisting of exposition, development and recapitulation. And even in the rituals of a catholic mass, the E.N.A.P. principle can be seen in the three steps of sacrifice, transformation and communion. It is also a fact that every scientific paper in the world of academia is composed according to E.N.A.P. as a transferable, media-independent guideline.
We pursue a dual approach that consists of the E.N.A.P. principle as both study form and content. This means that our students not only benefit from the didactic application of E.N.A.P. during their study, but will also learn from the history of this important means of communication. When following this dual approach, our students gain comprehensive insights into European culture and one of its essential techniques. They will understand the machine not only from the construction plan but will be familiar with it from experience, knowing that it works due to knowing how and why it works.
Now, that we have introduced to you the structure of study E.N.A.P and the art of learning, we will continue next Monday with E.N.A.P. – the art of speaking.
MNEMONICS VI: E.N.A.P. – The Art of Learning