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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Application-based examinations should replace the traditional exams which heavily favour those who can rote learn.
'If the benchmark of an examination is to rote learn, then the teacher in the classroom will prepare students for memorisation and the learning habits of students will become the same for their entire lives.'
Arabic was an international language, he said, lamenting that the language in the country was only being rote learned and not understood.