Rote learning means learning or memorization by repetition, often without conceptual and meaningful understanding of the subject…
Think about it.
We've learned history answers by heart, but yet are unable to understand the impact of those events on current politics and economy. We memorise the laws of physics but are left confused by how they affect our daily lives.
Instead of learning, we encourage rote learning. "Ratta maar" is the commonly heard refrain that echoes in the corridors of our schools and educational institutions. And it leaves students ill prepared to deal with the outside world, unable to apply theories and concepts and lacking in critical thinking skills.
Not just that, rote learning also makes studying boring, uninteresting and completely unengaging.
It’s time we changed that.
PC enabled learning is a far more effective alternative to rote learning. It focuses on conceptual understanding, making it easier to understand facts and apply them outside the walls of the classroom. More importantly, it makes learning fun.
PCs at home and in the classroom enable learning and make learning easy and accessible to everyone. They ensure that utmost importance is given to the knowledge gained, instead of marks.
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1. Children feel disinterested in their studies
Monotonous repetition of study matter makes a child feel disinterested and also tired. They slowly begin to dis-engage from the subject matter due to boredom and over time lose their passion for learning.
2. Subject matter is not fully understood
Rote Learning employs raw rehearsal and mnemonics to ensure memorisation of content, without paying due attention to understanding. Instead of learning to apply the concepts beyond the classroom, children only learn what they need to score well in tests.
3. Memorisation is short-term
Mindless parroting of textbook material leads to short term memorisation making it a waste of a child’s energy and effort.
4. Problem-solving not prioritised
Rote learning only covers one spectrum of education—memorisation. It does not explain concepts and ideas and leaves children without the necessary critical thinking skills needed to succeed in an information rich world.
5. Real-life application ignored
Real-life application is essential so children can easily relate and understand information better. If ignored, a child may find it difficult to transfer theoretical knowledge to life.
PC enabled learning offers an elegant solution to the disadvantages of rote learning. Starting young will help and ensure that a child develops a positive relationship with learning instead of a stress inducing one.