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Second Thoughts
Ooops! Why Rote Memorization is a Valid Teaching Tool
Rae Pica with, Joan Almon, Daniel Willingham PH.D., and Justin Snider 

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In this segment we talk with a cognitive psychologist and memory researcher who challenges the wholesale notion that rote memorization is not authentic learning or quality teaching. He argues that contrary to conventional wisdom there is indeed a place for rote memorization in the teaching /learning process.  Did we throw out the baby with the bath water?

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