Advantages Of Rote Learning

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It was my belief that in order to learn a student must follow the rote method of learning, as this method is what is most effective for me when it comes to remembering my school work. Rote learning is the memorization of information based on repetition. Examples of rote learning include memorizing the alphabet, numbers, and multiplication tables. After my time is my Practicum class my view on this has slightly changed. From my research, I found that rote is seen as an outdated learning method and while this method is not practiced as much in many areas of schooling, it still is an effective method of learning. There are some advantages of rote learning such as having the ability to quickly recall basic facts and it also…show more content…
However, the act of teaching is personal as opposed to the many other elements. The way a person teaches is unique to them and is what they bring to the classroom. The teaching style or method that is used is shaped by these characteristics, influenced by education and becomes a guide used to teach students. The teaching methods primarily fall into two categories: teacher-centered and student-centered. Mrs. Wells was very teacher-centered, teachers who used this style are known to be in possession of all knowledge and expertise in the classroom. Their main role is to guide and navigate the students through the learning process, but the students are viewed solely as the receptors of knowledge and information (empty vessels). In teacher-centered education, students put all of their focus on the teacher. The teacher talks, while the students exclusively listen. During activities, students work alone, and collaboration is discouraged. This form of teaching works best for auditory learners because they tend to understand new content through listening and speaking. As well as visual learners, who prefer the use of images in order to access and understand new information and also students with strong reading and writing…show more content…
Walker I found his classes to be quite interesting and I was able to understand what he taught because it was extremely entertaining. Teachers like these are known as student- centered and their main goal is to foster a sense of autonomy in the learning process. This method focuses on student investigation and hands-on learning. When a classroom operates with student-centered instruction, students and instructors share the focus. Instead of listening to the teacher exclusively, students and teachers interact equally. Group work is encouraged, and students learn to collaborate and communicate with one another. This form of teaching style works best for kinesthetic students, which are hands-on learners. This means that they learn best through figuring things out. Students taught like this are usually focused on fostering independence, hands-on learning, and
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