Every individual has many incidents stored in his memory. Memory played an extremely important part of the development of human society. Memory improvement techniques are pretty simple to learn but they require a lot of practice and constant use, otherwise there is hardly any benefits.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Rote memory

Rote learning is defined as repeated rehearsal of verbal material. This, results in small amounts of information to be transferred from short-term to long-term. Memorizing a rhyme or some slogans without understanding is an example for rote memory.

Researchers have shown interest in students’ learning approaches, how they learn and why they chose a particular approach for learning. According to a study of Marton and Saljo (1976), there are generally two strategies of learning: surface learning approach and deep learning approach (British Journal of Educational Psychology 46(1):4-11 • February 1976).

The process of rote learning fixes the information in the memory through sheer repetition. It is generally, not considered to be a favored learning strategy. The students with such learning styles are considered to be surface learners.

Surface approach is memorizing information without understanding the deeper knowledge, also known as rote learning; whereas in deep approach, the students involve themselves in the study process to grasp the deeper understanding of the content. Rote memorization is not only inefficient, but it encourages learners not to think-just memorize.

Other disadvantages of rote memory include:
*Easy to lose focus
*Doesn’t allow for a deeper understanding of a subject
*Doesn’t encourage the use of social skills
*No connection between new and previous knowledge
*May result in wrong impression or understanding a concept
Rote memory

The Most Popular Posts