This project explores how through a partnership approach between primary and secondary teachers, and University engineers we can respond to the project question:
What is primary engineering and how can we develop it in the classroom? Can Tinkering-for-Learning help us?
The proposition is that together (teachers, curriculum developers, engineers and enthusiasts) we can develop, trial and refine learning approaches/experiences that can work to ‘plug’ the gaps in school classroom practice so that computer science is actively and genuinely used to enhance science and technology, and indeed make real ‘what it means to be an engineer’.
Visit our new website https://seerih-innovations.org/tinkering4learning/
Download the project overview (PDF, 120KB)
Read the Tinker Tailor Robot Pi Report
Working in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Centre for Real World Learning (University of Winchester) this project has shown particular success. Read more at http://www.raeng.org.uk/education/schools/teaching-and-learning-resources and through our most recent publication Learning to be an Engineer https://seerih-innovations.org/tinkering4learning/
The Tinkering-for-Learning programme is currently in its 4th year with the launch of the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge. Supported by the IMECHE and the IET this involves schools across Greater Manchester in exploring the principles for engineering education through an innovative and inspiring engineering challenge. For 2018 that challenge is to create a record breaking marble run. Are you interested to be involved?
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