Stimulate Learning With Repetition
Rote learning is a memorization technique based on repetition. The idea is that one will be able to quickly recall the meaning of the material the more one repeats it. Some of the alternatives to rote learning include meaningful learning, associative learning and active learning.
Rote learning may result in the reproduction of accurate responses, yet without understanding of the reasons behind or the rational ramifications of the answer.
People learn many things without a clear understanding and have used repetition learning to condense the information in the form of key points to be retrieved at a later date or to comprehend at a later date.
For example, when learning physics covering the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature, I was required to learn the formulas to understand the effects. The understanding of the material was not achieved and only through repetition was I able to retain the information. It was only when I was physically working with the above that I developed an understanding and the reason and logic to the formula become apparent.
The secret is to identify key points that need to be remembered and use repetition to stimulate memory recall and draw on this information when, or if required. If we were required to have a full understanding of all we learnt in school and secondary education we would never leave primary school!
The Flip Flash Cards app was designed and created with this in mind and therefore utilises a proven learning process of flash cards and images, recording, text to speech, video and video links.