There’s no such thing as a good memory or a bad memory; there is only a trained memory and an untrained memory.
Memory is arguably the most important part of the learning process. There is no knowledge without memory.
But why do most people have less than ideal memory skills?
Perhaps it’s because of the way we were taught to memorize things….through rote memorization. Memorizing through the act of repetition.
To this day, many schools teach students to memorize by repeating a fact until it is temporarily burned in, even though people tend to forget this information as soon as they no longer need it.
Some of the alternatives and one might argue a more meaningful way of learning is through associative or active learning…
Experiencing and understanding rather than just memorizing facts.
Once that level of understanding is reached repetition is helpful for reinforcing.
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