The knowledge misalignment between engineering and secondary school technology education
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-04, 11:25 authored by Lewis JonesLewis Jones
The majority of secondary school engineering education is delivered within Design and Technology. There is a misalignment between the background subject knowledge of these teachers and the subject knowledge of engineering. This paper presents key findings from the London Schools Excellence Fund Reference: LSEFR1210 study where teachers have difficulties in utilising science and math-based resources. This has implications for pupils’ receiving a desirable engineering education in school, which may be a factor in the number of pupils choosing to study engineering and technology beyond compulsory education.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published inUK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Symposium 2017
CitationJONES, L.C.R., 2017, The knowledge misalignment between engineering and secondary school technology education. Presented at the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Symposium 2017, Royal Academy of Engineering, London, 23 - 24 November.
PublisherRoyal Academy of Engineering
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NotesThis is a conference paper.