Metamorphosizing “Madiba’s Matrics”: From Molecules to Mutants

By Jean Mollett and Jenny Hadingham.

Published by The Learner Collection

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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

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp.61-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 584.409KB).

Mrs. Jean Mollett

Principal Tutor, School of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Principal Tutor, University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa.

Jenny Hadingham

Academic Development Project Co-ordinator, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Academic Development Project Co-ordinator, University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa.

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