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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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There is the low-level mental life which, being cut off from all but a few often-repeated environmental stimuli, shows unusual rote memory All of us, in reference to some of our 'schemata', have probably completed the model and now merely retain it by repetition.
Their test scores are high because their entire education system lends itself to rote memory and rote-memory application.
The task, says Terrace, is comparable to many instances in which humans use rote memory, such as punching in a seven-digit number on a pushbutton telephone.
During our session for last Sunday's exam in Political Law, some committee members noted that the questions were not genuine Multiple Choice Questions (or MCQs, as they are now famously called) but rather mere tests of rote memory, even of guesswork and, worse, the right answer sometimes was sometimes obvious on the face of the question itself.
The use of search engines, the study asserts, suggests that human memory is reorganizing where it goes for information, adapting to new computing technologies rather than relying solely on rote memory.
From the most basic awareness of our environment, our memory skills progress from rote memory, working (short-term) memory, patterning and connections to relational memory, and, ultimately, long-term memory storage.
This finding suggests that the benefits of distributed practice extend to abstract mathematics problems and not just rote memory cognitive tasks.
If what will be tested is low-level rote memory, that is all most will ever learn.
A new movement in education advocates using movement to aid in rote memory of facts.
Such a textbook-driven curriculum may contribute to students' falling behind, failing to see how math relates to their lives, and depending upon rote memory rather than reasoning.
In recognition of the fact that understanding is a step above rote memory, the author urged his friend to elaborate.