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Going through the Motions--Victoriously

Rote learning, as a major educational strategy, went out of style years ago, as did similar practices in the church, like rote prayers and Bible verse memorization. 681 more words


Tradition or snobbery? Part 2

Yesterday I began to look at the reasons I believe there are two opposing camps in the traditional / progressive education debate. I cannot claim to have come up with a definitive answer, but I begin to suspect that it is more than just the personal educational experiences of the teachers. 1,025 more words


Tradition or snobbery? Part 1

Going away for a while (both literally and in the blogging and Twitter sense) has given me the chance to consider an element in the educational debate that I hadn’t thought about before. 814 more words


The Necessity and Value of Rote Learning in Music

I’ve noticed lately that many music educators view rote learning with disparagement. There are at least two reasons for this. The first is that rote learning in general has fallen into disfavor, and has been taken over by “higher level learning tasks. 686 more words

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There is bad news about literacy in Rajasthan

The Bachelor of Education degree that teachers are supposed to have is quite an impressive degree. It covers every facet of education, keeps being updated with the latest knowledge, and is taught typically by experienced professors. 868 more words

Education And Schooling In India

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Irish Government sets out its priorities for remainder of term


Taoiseach and Tánaiste pledge to step up job creation efforts as they mark third year in office… 2,781 more words