Emma Seith

Pupils complain of ‘boring’ schoolwork – despite CfE

Survey finds greater flexibility has failed to significantly boost pupil engagement

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Curriculum for Excellence is failing to engage large numbers of pupils, and by secondary school well over a third think that “learning is boring”, new figures reveal.

The Scottish government report finds that many continue to be uninspired, despite the curriculum ushering in greater flexibility for pupils to explore what interests them.

The study notes that an increasing proportion of Scottish pupils are frequently finding things out by investigating and solving problems independently. However, in the past five years, there has been no significant change in the proportion who agree with the ...

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