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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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.
Rote learning 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.