and other auditor methods had given way over the past 30 years to more visual methods which aimed to emphasise understanding or arithmetic concepts.
Dr Patricia stressed that critical thinking was a must for creativity and self-reflection, whereas rote learning
killed the basic human geniuses.
The National frameworks for science emphasize inquiry skills (NRC, 1996), however, in typical classroom practice, science learning often focuses on rote learning
in part because science process skills are difficult to assess (Fadel, Honey, & Pasnick, 2007) and rote knowledge is prioritized on high-stakes tests.
More importantly, rote learning
fails to apply students in critical thinking skills.
In the West Indies a form of traditional British education is offered with firm discipline and rote learning
. The end result is higher standards.
Instead, it tests a student's memory and encourages rote learning
Our education system has become such that people care more about marks than the actual subject, students don't understand the subject, instead resort to rote learning
. What they read is only retained until the exam is over.
At present, our educational system does not allow our children to explore their potential fully, as the system is based on rote learning
, devoid of any creativity and innovation.
He notes that Asian families value education and rote learning
, while Americans value innovation and creativity.
A dominant reason for this problem is the heavy reliance on rote learning
and memorization of definitions, facts and concepts in student education.
Today's report also called for a fresh emphasis on mental arithmetic, and a return to rote learning
Examinations are less challenging owing to rote learning
and predictability through the pairing of chapters.