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rote learn·ing

the learning of arbitrary relationships, usually by repetition of the learning procedure through memorization and without an understanding of the relationships.

rote learn·ing

(rōt lĕrn'ing)
The learning of arbitrary relationships, usually by repetition of the learning procedure through memorization and without an understanding of the relationships.
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Filling the gap left by these two experiences are activities developed through a teaching strategy with beginnings in the roots of music history--that is, the technique of teaching by rote.
I never learned by rote, nor have I ever believed it's the way to learn.
Joseph Convent School in the midlands of Ireland, the good sisters taught us by rote and rule; if we didn't master the rote, the rule(r) rode our knuckles.
But many teachers taught by rote "behind closed doors".
But many teachers taught children by rote 'behind closed doors', she said.
What makes ``The Jury'' feel like a bit of a cheat is how some jurors are clearly planted as devil's advocates, challenging suppositions by rote, and the lamely expository fashion in which information from the case, by turns damning and exculpatory, are dribbled out in flashbacks.
I think that having to recite a Pledge of Allegiance to your country, droned by rote every single day before school or before every baseball game, is ridiculous ("One Nation Indivisible," December Church & State).
But there is something extra amusing about the same thing happening in Japan, where schools spend a good chunk of their time forcing children to learn geographical facts by rote.