'To produce more engineers, schools must focus on engineering habits of mind as well as on Steam subjects'

Teaching engineering 'habits of mind' and capabilities will set young people up for the future, writes a leading educationist.

 

Most people agree that the UK needs more engineers. In fact, we’ve needed them for a while now.

 

Sometime in the first decade of this century, no one is quite sure when, the acronym Stem was coined as a way of solving this problem. What we needed, the argument went, was a focus on four subject disciplines – science, technology, engineering and maths – at school and university, and we would be able to grow more engineers.

 

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