The Thinking like an Engineer project aims to show how it is possible to develop young engineers within the curriculum of Primary, Secondary schools and colleges, supported by extra-curricular activities.
Thinking like an Engineer will encourage more young people to engage with STEM subjects and consider careers in engineering.
A recent report for the Royal Academy of Engineering
has identified that engineers have a
specific way of thinking and approaching problems using six distinctive ‘engineering habits of mind’ (EHoM) namely:
Systems Thinking, Adapting, Problem-Finding, Creative Problem-solving, Visualising, & Improving.
This workshop is for new and continuing members of the Activate Learning group who are participating in the second year of Thinking like an Engineer. The workshop will review outcomes from teachers’ activities from the first year and provide an opportunity for discussing action plans to develop EHoM in the coming year.
Registration is being organised by Scott Reilly at Reading College.