Mapping the landscape of extra-curricular STEM activities for young children in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Harvey, A.Juan, S.Hannan, N.Zulu, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: CHILDREN, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM), SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10323

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Abstract

This report aimed to assist DST with their aim of advancing science engagement and promotion amongst young South African children. Based on the identified extracurricular STEM activities and their strengths and weaknesses, recommendations focused on increasing accessibility to the wide range of activities already available in South Africa. The recommendations also included insights from those activities taking place internationally. It is envisioned that through development of new innovations and partnerships, a culture of science engagement among young South Africans can be fostered.