Teens don't want to learn like clones

28th November 2003 at 00:00
Teenagers want to debate controversial issues such as human cloning and not just learn facts by rote, a survey of almost 1,500 pupils has shown. The majority of teenagers who took part in the poll said that the GCSE science course did not make them eager to learn more about the world, and many branded the subject boring. The poll was devised by pupils in collaboration with the Science Museum, the Government's Planet Science initiative and London university's Institute of Education.

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