The Right, Not Rote, Way Of Learning

Students within the Indian education system are familiar with rote learning, a memorization technique based on repetition to help students recall and remember what they have read. However, this form of learning encourages memorizing concepts as opposed to understanding them.

The pressing problem

The curriculum within the Indian education system focuses on memorizing definitions, concepts, formulae, and facts, with merely 14% of Indian classrooms using teaching materials apart from textbooks. This impacts future employability, with studies showing that less than 25% of Indian graduate engineers are employable in the workforce. 1

The reality is that a student will only be able to apply a concept in real life when they understand the concept, not just memorize it. This is something that will help in the workforce as creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem solving are the three most desirable skills for today’s ‘Digital Indians’.



The solution?

To move away from rote learning. To this effect, we celebrate Anti-Rote Day on 10th June every year to encourage the right, not the rote, way of learning.

In today’s tech-driven world, it is possible to inculcate the correct way of learning through PC Education. This can be done through:

  • E-Books
    The current size of textbooks and notes can intimidate students, which is why it is important to provide short, concise, and interactive e-books and PDFs. 

  • Interactive Media
    Audio, video and animations are engaging and retain the students’ attention, ensuring a concept stays with them for a longer time.

  • Projects and Presentations 
    Individual presentations help students exhibit the degree to which they have understood a concept, along with improving their communication skills.

  • Peer to peer learning
    Through online tools like Google documents and virtual debates, students can collaborate, create, and learn from one another. 

  • Doubt clearing sessions
    Through quizzes and feedback forms, a student’s understanding of a concept can be measured, and consequent doubts can be cleared.

  • Guest lecturers
    Online learning has no physical restrictions, enabling guest lecturers from different parts of the world to virtually teach students.

You can make this shift to engaging and interactive learning today, through our online learning webinars. 

Dell Aarambh
  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.