Rote learning is essential

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From: David
Country: Canada
Sent: Jan 1, 2017
Subject: boost for SuperMemo

Question:

I think SuperMemo got a new ally! Dr Helen Abadzi is critical of Sir Ken Robinson's "progressive" approach to learning! I think she got a point saying that memories are essential in complex tasks.

https://www.tes.com/us/news/breaking-news/rote-learning-essential-a-childs-education-play-isnt-says-leading

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Answer:

We are fans of Robinson. He would probably NOT object a smart use of SuperMemo. Dr Abazi got a lot of valid points, but some are framed ambiguously. This sounds more like a terminological misunderstanding. Creativity and memory are friends, not enemies.

For more see: Rote memorization