Children often tend to develop the habit of rote learning to finish their syllabus. However, rote learning is an ineffective method as it does not teach children to understand concepts. It has no advantages in the long term as children soon forget concepts learned through this technique.
Some notable disadvantages of rote learning are as follows:
When it comes to exams, children need to completely grasp concepts when they are learning. If they rote learn, they are more likely to completely forget the information as soon as exams are over. This hinders their progress in the future as they are unable to move on to advanced concepts with ease.
Rote learning leads to a weak foundation in any subject, which hinders learning heavier concepts as they progress. For example, one cannot solve an equation without knowing how to multiply. Employing rote memorization leads to children not being able to bridge complex connections between new and old knowledge.
Challenging kids to prove a solution rather than remembering it helps them gain a deep understanding of concepts. When they challenge their brain, they learn and grow which helps them stay at the top of their class.
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