I knew from some newspapers that Taiwanese education system prefers rote memorization over creativity. This culture was imported from Japan. This problem is also present in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea.
Although late, China seems to be the only country which is reforming its rote learning culture.
- How can rote learning, in the universities of those countries, affect someone who is not used to with rote learning?
- How do they maintain their quality of higher education with rote learning (apparently, a lot of universities from South East Asian countries are sitting in the top 50 positions)?
Note. I am talking about computer science.