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rote

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Education
roterote /rəʊt $ roʊt/ noun [uncountable]  formalSELEARN when you learn something by repeating it many times, without thinking about it carefully or without understanding it In old-fashioned schools, much learning was by rote. the rote learning of facts
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roterote memorizationThere is too little food or warmth; learning is by rote, and students make their own clothes.If you have a good memory, you can learn by rote.I know that many teachers of the present day think that learning by rote is archaic.The litany of inequities is so familiar to her now that she recites by rote.Others recite complex speeches by rote that sound all too familiar, and collapse at the slightest interruption.Margaret used to be a great one for rote learning.And is rote learning necessarily in opposition to discovery learning?Science courses usually have fewer experiments and more rote learning.Simon's concert was rote and uninspired.rote learningStudents are not seen as individuals but as statistics on a conveyor belt of examinations and rote learning.Margaret used to be a great one for rote learning.And is rote learning necessarily in opposition to discovery learning?Science courses usually have fewer experiments and more rote learning.Teaching standards are very poor - lots of rote learning and copying notes from the blackboard.The result is that many have to rely heavily on rote learning and memory, with limited understanding.Readers who rely heavily on conventional visual rote learning may adjust more slowly.
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