Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - It is more important for students to understand ideas and concepts than it is for them to learn facts. - Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
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It is more important for students to understand ideas and concepts than it is for them to learn facts.
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Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

In my opinion, it is better for students to understand what they are doing than simply reproducing what has been given to them. Facts can always be looked up, while reasoning is something you need to master yourself. Decent research is also done on the basis of reasoning and not on mere reciting of things you know.

Firstly, concepts & ideas are what brings about the difference between a good student and a great student. Let us for example look at an engineering student. A student who knows all the facts will be able to build a bridge, but will only be capable of making bridges that already ...

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Sentence: As a last point, it should be mentioned that in our current time and age, all information is accesible to us within a click.
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Sentence: Therefore it is important that students learn to use these search resources and put their energy into uderstanding the concepts and ideas they are able to look up so easily.
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