rote learning

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Noun1.rote learning - memorization by repetition
committal to memory, memorisation, memorization - learning so as to be able to remember verbatim; "the actor's memorization of his lines"
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When someone says "good morning" and asks for a cappuccino, Kara, as you might expect, responds in parrot fashion.
I say evolved because these sacred cow concepts which they now regurgitate in parrot fashion, conveniently, are additionally espoused in order to disguise their true and sole original reason at the outset for voting to leave, namely, "migration".
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PRINCE Harry found himself talking parrot fashion when he met a pretty Polly in the Caribbean - who refused to converse with the Royal.
Not only is "Call me Dave" saying it, but he is negotiating with other world leaders, like Barack Obama, to repeat these words parrot fashion in the hope that we British will fall for this "con" trick!
Missing parrots snoop Dog, left, and Missy | ENTER OUR PRIZE DRAW TO WIN AN iPad MINI ENTER OUR PRIZE DRAW TO WIN AN iPad MINI phrases they've learned parrot fashion.
Surely in a world that depends increasingly on the private sector and smart young entrepreneurial minds would this not be a better way forward of making young people think for themselves at an early age rather than regurgitating what they have learned parrot fashion? After all, some of the best business people in this country were not necessarily the best at school.
His point was that it was all parrot fashion learning: chanting your tables; repeating the laws of physics over and over; copying thousands of words about Gladstone's first ministry off a blackboard; learning the names of every king and queen of England by remembering a rhyme: "Willie, Willie, Harry, Ste ...
But the reality is decisions are left to the mandarin civil servants, who trot out parrot fashion "It has never been policy" and "we are under no obligation." to every single medal grievance levelled at them.
Is Woodhead's inability to deviate one iota from his theory proof that the old ways of learning a script parrot fashion lead to a chronic lack of originality and bankruptcy of thought?
After all, it is their words that count, even if they are spouted out parrot fashion by an elected ruler.