Supporting teaching and learning
The STEAM Foundation NPC is a non-profit organisation which supports practical science teaching and learning through the professional development of educators.
It was established in 2017 with seed funding from the Siemens Stiftung. The STEAM Foundation improves the quality of science education by empowering educators in under-resourced South African schools.
Confident, knowledgeable educators are key to success. Many South African educators did not experience effective science teaching when they were learners themselves. Hence, we give educators the opportunity to experience an inquiry-based approach to science teaching which they can then implement in their own classrooms.
The STEAM Foundation creates and adapts materials that enable educators to teach key scientific concepts, and inspires them to be passionate and confident in their teaching abilities.
STEAM focuses on developing educators’ resilience, empowering them to handle big classes and create positive learning environments.
The STEAM Foundation is built upon research and analysis into the needs of science educators in South Africa. All of its training materials are CAPS-aligned.
Educators who participate in STEAM Foundation training can earn professional development points from the South African Council for Educators (SACE) via our network of training providers.