Many colleges and universities overemphasize rote learning
over problem-solving and critical thinking.
Textbooks became the most ubiquitous medium for seamlessly inserting and self-perpetuating rote learning
That may mean transforming curricula to focus less on rote learning
or straightforward calculation and more on skills like critical thinking, communication, and leadership.
While it is a form of meritocracy, and thus superior to nepotism, it fails to take into account the reality that a capacity for rote learning
does not necessarily imply an aptitude for creativity or ingenuity.
is an indelible part of our culture and educational system, particularly in the public sector.
He said that a modern educational system was being developed to replace rote learning
and promote creative ideas.
They who used to engage in rote learning
, in which they merely listened and repeated the teacher's lessons and instructions are now tech-savvy, constantly plugged in, and wanting to explore ideas and concepts at their own pace.
The Gambian children are used to rote learning
in classes of 50 to 60 kids to one teacher, so this more personalised attention was very welcome.
Whereas rote learning
kills the basic human geniuses.
The talk was organised by Anthropology Programme of the university on 'Fostering Intellectual Growth: Shift from Rote Learning
to Critical Thinking'.
We want to move from rote learning
to competence-based learning," she said.
Our system of rote learning
in most schools prevents the creation of a well informed and critical workforce.