the method of choice in japanese school
while it may be essential for the learning of kanji
, it is very limiting in its ability to develop abstract
thought amongst its victims
this may be the cause of the infamous
or the highly specialized fields of knowledge of its users.
is taught the same thing
s, the same way, and explanation or self discovery
is ignored. this leads to a bank of knowledge which may not be understood, or applicable
lack of understanding
creates a situation where a person wishes not to have to explain a thing
, thus minimizing
their noticability in an attempt to avoid said situation - ie. conformity
understanding of a thing (rare
) promotes further interest in the area, and is vastly more interesting than the thing that is not understood. result, specialized fields of knowledge.
so why is it a good method for the learning of kanji?
kanji is so old and irregular
that the system
(if it had one) has been lost. modern attempts to systemize it are either inadequate
, or just plain silly.
this is of course IMHO