Learning to be an Engineer

 

Learning to be an Engineer is a collaboration between the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester (CRL),  the Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub at the University of Manchester (SEERIH) and Primary Engineer, a not for profit organisation supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 

 

Learning to be an Engineer presents a different way of framing the challenge of persuading more young people to continue studying STEM subjects and to consider engineering as a suitable career for them.

Essentially, the project suggests that in order to attract more young people into engineering three things need to happen in schools; we need to:

  • move away from a focus on disciplinary knowledge (subjects such as mathematics and science) and develop a better understanding of the ways engineers think and act using engineering habits of mind  (EHoM)
  • describe the teaching and learning methods most suited to cultivating EHoM, and
  • build teacher capability through professional development to embed EHoM into their everyday teaching.


Download the Learning to be an Engineer - implications for the education system report here

 


For more information visit: http://www.raeng.org.uk/ltbae

 



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