Students are used to blindly follow certain practices (when solving exercises for example) and they rarely think outside the box. This prevents them from developing their problem solving skills and learning about following a procedure actively and creatively while also discouraging them from taking initiative. Coming up with a plan for a research or an experiment is the part where students get their creativity going. Students get to use their creativity and imagination to come up with ways to solve the problem at hand on their own, instead of following a predefined plan or waiting for the teacher to explain everything.
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