This story by the BBC about encouraging more students to study science by putting more emphasis on hands-on experiments and less on testing is an interesting follow-up to a few of the recent blog posts on Motivation Matters. It’s a quick and interesting read.
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A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.