Research outputs

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Research outputs: SCIENCE

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2021 Science forum 2020: solving global crises requires breaking thought barriers

At the virtual Science Forum 2020, scientists and social scientists discussed ways of addressing the interlinked crises facing humanity toda...

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2021 The Department of Science and Innovation's National Youth Service Programme: workplace experience for unemployed science graduates: 2020 technical report

In South Africa, despite the drive to produce more science graduates, some of these graduates face the challenge of being unable to find emp...

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2021 25 years of TIMSS in South Africa: improved achievements but pace of improvement is slowing

In the context of the political changes of the 1990s in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) revised its research agenda...

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2021 "Yes, I can!": fostering self-efficacy in science at school

Given the importance of science for the development of this country, it is concerning that limited numbers of South African learners are cho...

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