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Towards developing a model to address the crisis of teaching and learning in science in South African schools LIMITED
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The poor results of learners in science and mathematics at schools in South Africa have been a point of debate for many decades. This paper reports on an outreach project delivered by the University of the Western Cape’s Science Learning Centre to improve science teaching and learning in schools. This project serves to address the science education dilemma through a number of developmental stages. The first stage of the project involves the training of both primary and secondary science teachers to be confident, effective and efficient propagators of the science curriculum. The second stage involves providing opportunities for learners to engage with science and mathematics activities. The third stage to science development involves the construction of a science laboratory called a UWC science learning centre. The construction of a science learning centre provides the teachers and learners with a creative space in which the teaching and learning of science and mathematics can be harnessed.