Well, I see what you are saying but my teacher handles things differently, which is why I said this was just my opinion. Of course there is a lot of commitment to memory, but nothing I have done so far has been rote memorization. It has, so far been along with the understanding of the function, and that is where my teacher differentiates between "memorization" and learning. Now, I am only in A&PI and a complete novice, so I don't know what is to come (we are just now beginnign the unit on the neuron), so we'll see. To each his own! Smiles!!
*Agnus, I've been thinking about what you said, and I do see what you are saying, but I think my class isn't seperated into the "anatomy" and physiology' part, per say. For example, our test tomorrow in lab. Yes, we will have to label 30 muscles. However, along with that, we'll need to know the origins and insertions, as well as the prime movers and antagonists. To me, that brings structure and function together in one lump that will bring it from "memorizing" to learning. I am not saiyng that memorizing something isn't a learning process, but when something is applied rather than just memorized, *FOR ME* I think it is internalized and commited to long term memory more effectively. Like I said, I am new to this and we'll likely be handed a list of things to memorize tomorrow, haha, but for now, that's how they've handled it, and it's worked really well for me. I hope I've gotten my point accross effectively.