Rote memorization: Overrated, or underrated?
As you can imagine, I get a daily roundup of education blogs in my inbox. Some I skim over, others I ignore completely, but most of them I read and analyze. Today, one item in particular from The HechingerEd blog, caught my attention.
When most of us were in school, we learned most by repetition and memorization, right? So could one make a convincing case that it’s not just useful but vital for people of all ages to memorize things? Some critics say it's best that students "learn from the heart."
Here's an excerpt: