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Friday, September 19, 2003

Testing 'harming school science' 

It isn't rocketscience.

Teaching primary school children to pass tests is damaging their enthusiasm for science, researchers say. And they say some science lessons are too hard even for the non-specialist teachers, let alone the young children.

The comments are made in a study for the Futurelab at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.

Its report argues for a whole new approach to science teaching, with more experimentation and observation and less rote learning.

Since when has experimentation and observation been a new approach to science. Experimentation and observation is science.
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