Our Zoology course was a disaster. We had a huge mass of facts to learn and regurgitate. Instead of a celebration of life it was a boring memory test. Instead of piercing the awe and wonder of living specimens it was a tedious analysis of dead bodies. We had to learn diagnostic features and categorise everything.
It ran counter to our love of the living world.
Pete summed it up with this cartoon.
Science should we about wonder, awe and mystery. It should be fun and fulfilling. It is the most exciting subject ever.