China seeks to make science lessons more hands on

Officials in China appear to be moving toward the adoption of more hands-on science lessons -- typically found in the U.S. -- and away from standardised testing. "When American high school students are discussing the latest models of airplanes, satellites and submarines, China's smartest students are buried in homework and examination papers," said Ni Minjing, a physics teacher and director of the Shanghai Education Commission's basic education department.

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