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Building a Culture of Science Learning Key Objective for the CT Initiative

Building a Culture of Science Learning Key Objective for the CT Initiative

The nonprofit Advancing Knowledge has partnered with the Garden Cities Archway Foundation and the Western Cape government to provide science teaching and learning centers in schools in disadvantaged communities.

A Cape Town initiative aims to create a culture of science learning in schools in disadvantaged communities. Photo: Kevin Brandt/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – Building a culture of science learning is a key objective of an initiative to build practical science literacy.

The nonprofit Advancing Knowledge has partnered with the Garden Cities Archway Foundation and the Western Cape government to provide science teaching and learning centers in schools in disadvantaged communities.

Westbank No 1 Primary School is one of the educational establishments where a new science laboratory was opened on Thursday.

Professor Shaheed Hartley, director of Advancing Knowledge NPC, said it was vital for learners to have access to these fully equipped labs.

“It’s the culmination of a number of things – on the one hand, we have training for science teachers to build their effectiveness in teaching science effectively, which I call building the culture of science. science education,” Hartley said.

Garden Cities Archway Foundation CEO John Matthews says they have so far opened 85 such labs across the Western Cape.

“It’s a necessity in terms of advancing science and math and we would like to instill the behavior in our primary schools, not just secondary schools, of loving science and math,” Matthews said.

Norma Road Primary School in Silvertown and Sokhanyo Primary School in Gugulethu also opened their new science labs.



Building a Culture of Science Learning Key Objective for the CT Initiative

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