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