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Rote Learning

Rote seems a little old fashioned as a technique for learning. What most of us want as teachers is for students to be able to think for themselves and to be flexible in their approaches. 189 more words

Direct instruction is better than inquiry learning

So says this report. Here is a media account.

“Often derided as “drill and kill” or making children “parrot” what is being taught, the UK report and other research suggests that memorization and rote learning are important classroom strategies, which all teachers should be familiar with.”

Memory Myths

Where Computers and Classrooms Meet – Policy Successes and Struggles in South Korean Education Reform

By Charleen Chiong (@CNCharleen), University of Cambridge

The tides are turning in classrooms in South Korea. In the 1960s, a wave of industrialization swept the young republic, causing rapid economic and educational growth. 1,078 more words

Public Affairs, Administration And Policy

Learning Times Tables

I appreciate this has a limited range of appeal (Mums with kids aged KS1-2) but it is a life changing product for those with children who just don’t have the patience or interest in learning their times tables. 228 more words

Not By Rote Please...

So many times, I have registered for an online program with a lot of enthusiasm, but halfway through it all, I just barely limp to finish or my interest wane’s completely and after settling down to analyse why my interest wavers, I got to realize way back before now, that for me to maintain an optimum balanced interest in a learning activity, it’s got to be interactive enough. 373 more words

The Daily Post

5 Benefits of Memorizing Scripture (and 4 ways to do it!)

Even if you hate memorization of anything, you need to read this post!

There seems to be a trend to dismiss memorization as a worthless practice. 1,765 more words

Christian Living