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Why is rote learning of knowledge and strategies important in literacy?

by Dr Gail Brown | October 8, 2021
Why is rote learning of knowledge and strategies important in literacy?

Overlearning of knowledge and strategies, rote learning, is an important foundation for critical thinking. This post presents literacy examples, building on the previous post in numeracy. Such learning is based on cognitive load theory (Sweller, 2017) and enables effective learning in any domain and any topic. Rote learning enables our brains to think automatically to complete many tasks, and we often don't realise this!

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