Einstein referred to it as babbling by rote .


Learning by rote or sub vocalised verbal repetition is still the cornerstone of modern education. For many this endless repetition of what does not work well for them is a frustrating and pointless exercise. Analogous to filling a petrol car with diesel . Repeated forced repetition of failure risks instilling learned helplessness . A form of psychological conditioning with unpredictable and undesirable outcomes , ranging from complete rejection of authority and society norms to Stockholm syndrome .