Engineering translated to primary school

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Denmark will lack education of 12.500 engineers & science-candidates and 30.000 technicians in 2025, if the nation does not consider extraordinary educational efforts to fill in these gaps. To meet these challenges the Danish government has launched a STEM-strategy for the entire educational system, where engineering is recommended as a teaching strategy in schools to strengthen pupils’ scientific and technological literacy. STEM is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. However, the recruitment challenge is not the only valid argument for focusing on engieering in schools. Another argument is to prevent, that pupils enter society as technological illiterates. Teaching concerning both the E and T in STEM can lead to technological literacy and interest in science and technology. It is part of modern literacy to have an understanding about, where the technology that surrounds us and defines our lives originates. The project Engineering in School framing the educational innovation in this paper is a large scale is a large scale (4 municipalities, 65 schools, 520 teachers), longitudinal (2017-2020) project that integrates the development of curriculum materials, didactic models for teaching and collaborative teacher professional development (TPD). The development of curriculum materials and didactics are predominantly inspired by design criterias from the American engineering programme Engineering is Elementary. The TPD-programme is inspired by the Danish QUEST-project and designed with reference to Guskeys criterias for effective TPD. According to Gusky effective TPD is based on 1) developing teacher pedagogical content knowledge, 2) amble time and resources for actionlearning, 3) introduction to assessment strategies, 4) collegial collaborations and knowledgesharing in schoolbased contexts.
TitelProceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018 : Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Engineering Education Excellence
RedaktørerRobin Clark, Peter M Hussmann, Hannu-Matti Jarvinen, Mike Murphy, Martin Vigild
Antal sider9
Publikationsdatookt. 2018
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-2-87352-016-8
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2018
Begivenhed46th SEFI Annual Conference in Copenhagen 17-21 September 2018: "Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence" - DTU, København, Danmark
Varighed: 17 sep. 201821 okt. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 46


Konference46th SEFI Annual Conference in Copenhagen 17-21 September 2018


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