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Revelation Theory of Learning (RTL)

Updated on September 6, 2010

RTL authored by John Connor

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Revelation Theory of learning is a teaching & learning theory for K through 20.
Revelation Theory of learning is a teaching & learning theory for K through 20.
Revelation Theory of learning is a teaching & learning theory for K through 20.


Revelation Theory of Learning (RTL) when employed properly in the (K-20) classroom will significantly enhance student attention and learning. The theory addresses most issues that inhibit or limit learning. Optimization of repetition, the use of effective visuals paired with auditory instruction, the use of effective language with mnemonics when appropriate, the use of association and how it can significantly enhance learning, and the use of technology that is interactive are all presented and discussed. The author emphasizes, clarifies and immerses the audience into all facets of RTL. Thus, it becomes clear that when an instructor combines all of these factors into instructional design, learning is maximized in any environment for any type of learner including students with learning disabilities and attention is maintained (i.e. discipline issues are minimized).

However, what is RTL? Well. lets begin with the name of the learning theory. it is referred to as Revelation Theory of Learning or more profoundly as


The R signifies Repetition (optimized). The E & V signify Effective Visuals. The E & L signifiy Effective Language (not sophisticated!). The A signifies Association (this is profound). The T and I combine for Technology that is Interactive (remember Arnold's body system activity; that would be an excellent example; Did you enjoy learning that way?). The O is not 1/2 of 8, it signifies Observation (of learners). The N stands for Non-biased presentation of objectives...


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      John Connor 5 years ago from Altamonte Springs

      Thank you, Seek-n-Find! RTL is free to use and I do indeed hope more will use this...

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      A part so many miss--association. Information acquired apart from meaning is lost before it was every truly yours. Revelation, then, is a fitting word. :-)

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      John Connor 5 years ago from Altamonte Springs

      There is a second hub I wrote about RTL, titled most creatively, A Second Look at RTL; which has a link to my book that was just published. It is titled Frames of Learning: Revelation Theory of Learning (copyright 2012) Kendall Hunt Publishing. The ISBN is: 978-1-4652-0882-8. It will be available at soon or directly through my publisher at:

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      DreamerMeg 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      When's the "To be continued" coming, or is it already somewhere else?

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      soutienscolairefr 5 years ago from Paris

      Great Hub !

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      karina Ocho 6 years ago

      I love the picture, and the theory is brilliant, but my ink suffers!

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      Sue Griffith 6 years ago

      The visuals must be workinh; this guy looks familiar!

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      Larry Donnelly 7 years ago

      I made a better cover for your book, that guy is scary looking that you have on it right now.

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      John Connor 8 years ago from Altamonte Springs

      A Revelation to Revelation (my student); Your "wrinkled walnut" cannot multi-task. Therefore, listen, learn and stop typing your feedback in here...What I am teaching will help you; that I promise...

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      Revelation 8 years ago

      I am sitting in your class...right now.

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      Juan 8 years ago

      Excellent theory I have tried this - it works!