tech• nol• o• gy: (noun) specific methods, materials, and devices used to
solve practical problems
In any field, it is know-how that separates successful ventures from unsuccessful ones. That's why at Delphian every student learns how to learn. This know-how is referred to as Study Technology (Study Tech).
Study Tech does not involve minor things like study tips or memory tricks, but is an understanding of the learning process itself. By understanding the fundamentals of how to learn, as well as specific barriers that can prevent comprehension, Delphian students discover that any lack of success in learning can be traced back to causes they can control.
They learn why some students are motivated and some aren't. They learn the early-warning signs for lack of comprehension, which results in an inability to apply or even recall what they are learning. Moreover, as they become expert at applying the principles of Study Tech, they learn exact actions to take to resolve any study difficulty and keep themselves moving rapidly through their academic programs.
In the end, students acquire the ability to study any subject effectively and independently. Study Tech is a powerful tool that gradually allows students to take genuine control over their education and, ultimately, their futures.
How Study Technology Began
Study Technology is a secular (non-religious) methodology developed by American author and educator L. Ron Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard was an American writer and philosopher who became interested in education as a young man while teaching English in a native school in Guam during the 1920s.
Over the next forty years, Mr. Hubbard continued his research into education, and by the early 1960's, he saw that declining educational standards were having a profound effect on the learning abilities of people from all walks of life. His investigation of this decline, and his subsequent research regarding the basic laws of education, led to a revolutionary development in the field—an actual technology of study.
His lectures on this work were recorded, and they form the basis for this revolutionary approach to teaching and learning. The school owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Hubbard. His secular writings on education, ethics, and organization provide insight and inspiration to the school’s mission and educational philosophy.