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Yes, induction is a highly creative process (and very difficult, too). But students don’t necessarily see science like that. They don’t have time to induce (induct?) the whole of science for themselves, so we tell them the accepted version and expect them to accept it. A good teacher will encourage students to think about the changing concepts they are being asked to take on board, but for many it must seem like an imposition compared to the creativity of, say, art.

(But, from talking to art teachers, it seems as though much of the creativity has been taken out of art as students follow a standard procedure to generate a portfolio. How else would prince harry have passed A-level art?)

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