Rote learning is the process of memorizing information based on repetition. Rote learning enhances students’ ability to quickly recall basic facts and helps develop foundational knowledge of a topic. Examples of rote learning include memorizing multiplication tables or the periodic table of elements. The drawbacks of rote learning are that it can be repetitive, it’s easy to lose focus and it doesn’t allow for a deeper understanding of a topic.
Rote learning is the process of memorizing in order to be able to remember material verbatim. Here, data is stored in the brain without necessarily understanding it. One should be able to recall material quicker the more one repeats it. Rote memorization isn’t considered higher-level thinking or critical thinking since students don’t learn how to think, analyze or solve problems with this type of learning.