Influence of teacher professional knowledge for teaching science topics on student achievement

This project aims to look at the effects of interventions to improve teacher professional knowledge for teaching science.

Project dates: 2014-2016

Grants and funding: NRF (National Research Foundation, South Africa)

Budget: Grant funding ZAR$1,201,900 (AUD$123,215)

The main purpose will be to focus on student achievement to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions.

Key people


  • Rollnick, M.
  • Davidowitz, B.
  • Toerien, R.

International collaborator

  • Bertram, A
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