The South African government has identified a significant national skills shortage, particularly in the fields of Science and Technology. Recent international surveys have shown that South African learners rate very low in their achievements in these fields. This, despite a long overdue and widely hailed change in the education system after 1994 to an inclusive, democratic, student-centred one. The product of this is ‘Madiba’s Matrics’, students who began their school careers in 1995 and matriculated in 2006. This paper is a study of the initial cohort of this group in the first semester of their tertiary education in Biological Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
|Keywords:||Madiba’s Matrics, Science and Technology, Outcomes Based Education, Tertiary Education|
Principal Tutor, School of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Academic Development Project Co-ordinator, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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