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Lesson #1: “Formula for Success”

rote learning n.

Learning or memorization by repetition, often without an understanding of the reasoning or relationships involved in the material that is learned.

How many times have you been told “Memorise this because it will be on the test”?

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Education, well-done, with a side order of Ratta?

Hey moms and dads!

Now that the school year has ended, what do you plan to do with your kids over the summer holidays? Will you send them to summer school, or perhaps have them volunteer somewhere like SOS Village or Edhi Homes? 571 more words


Learning from the Finnish education system

Finn and fun: Lessons from Finland’s new school curriculum

The Volatile and Uncertain Global Economy

Reading Straits Times recent article on Finland’s education system is a prompt reminder to us at TLP, why what we do is so important. 558 more words


Rote-learning crisis in India

– By Sameer Sampat, CEO ISLI


That is the sound of Rahul’s teacher, Sapna Ma’am, hitting him over the knuckles when he failed to include the abbreviation of a tangent in its definition as it is stated in the textbook. 779 more words


Chris Hedges, On Contact | The failing education system, with Nikhil Goya (Video)

Chris Hedges discusses how to salvage the American education system with Nikhil Goyal, author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice. 61 more words


The Demonisation of Memorisation

Not a week goes by in Ireland without someone in the media telling us that the Leaving Cert is ‘not fit for purpose’. Everyone from property consultants, architects, educationists, journalists and STEM people of every hue condemn it as a mere exercise in what they call ‘rote learning’. 1,119 more words