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Madness called Postgraduate Medical Entrance Exams!

I was just going through the drafts in my blog, and to my pleasant surprise, came across the following one, which was basically meant to be soft copy of my notes to be read on a cell phone. 5,660 more words

Mapping your knowledge! Is rote learning meaningful?

“She said that the only thing that worked was rote learning along with a good dose of constructing her own meaning. So, if rote learning works at all, I think there must be… 255 more words

Long Form Posts

More parents take to home-schooling their kids, term school studies as rote-learning

Children have always learned naturally from grandparents, parents and elder siblings by accompanying them to the market, to the jungle, to the river, or to the fields.  463 more words


Core Knowledge - Education or GroupThink?

An English charter school chain, Inspiration Trust, went to visit Core Knowledge in the USA and are very clearly thrilled with what they see.

What I see is kids taught by “drill and kill” methods – GroupThink at its worst. 157 more words


It's Mechanical From Here On Out

(mechanical, repetitive and involving straight white males in the only roles of significance – it’s just like the Transformers movies!)

By ‘mechanical’, I’m referring to doing things that are intense repetitive, rather than ‘creative’ work which can be done from the comfort of a beanbag under the influence of some slightly illegal narcotics. 400 more words