Communication & motivation

“The disciplines of science and technology are often perceived as being difficult, and the results obtained by pupils are frequently used as selection criteria – a worrying phenomenon for both pupils and their parents. Better educational methods are necessary to overcome these obstacles and to convince them of the positive intrinsic value of science and technology, and the jobs associated with this field. However, teachers are often recruited on the basis of their specific competence in certain subjects and not on the basis of their teaching ability.”

Frédéric Sgard
Projects Administrator, OECD Global
Science Forum