Teaching engineering in the primary classroom TY005 / A20

Start date
21 Jun 21
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Engineering shapes and maintains the world we live in. With technology evolving at such an astounding pace, we have a responsibility to introduce children to engineering experiences at an early age to help inspire our engineers of the future.

This primary course is aimed at teachers and members of leadership who would like to learn how to incorporate engineering thinking skills into the curriculum.

Over two days, we will give engineering a real relevance for the primary classroom by looking at the skills that engineers use to do their jobs and how you can apply these in your day to day lessons. We will look at different engineering sectors and demonstrate, with practical ideas, how engineering can be used to enhance science, maths, IT and literacy.

Each session will offer examples of engineering contexts which can help children make connections between the classroom subject matter and the real-world, thereby providing opportunities for them to develop mastery in those areas by applying their knowledge to hands-on tasks.

 This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Karen Brunyee

    I am a Professional Development Leader in Primary STEM at the National STEM Learning Centre, based at The University of York. I also hold chartered...


You will be able to:

  • understand the thinking behind engineering habits of mind and how to develop a whole school approach to these thinking skills
  • gain knowledge of technology, engineering and the engineering design process
  • have the confidence to use engineering as a context for lessons
  • have a ready-made collection of activities and resources to try


Teaching engineering in the primary classroom - Day 121 June 202110:30-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Teaching engineering in the primary classroom - Day 222 June 202109:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre



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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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