In part 1, I offered a number of justifications for the near universal practice in the UK of teaching science through the use of investigations and experiments. In this section, I will focus on the first justification which related to the fact that this was the best way for students to learn science content, e.g. that iron rusts when in contact with both water and air.
I want to start with a little biographical note. Educationally, I came of age in a particular tradition, one which inculcated in me a very strong belief that the best way for an individual to learn something was by…
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