Thinking like an engineer: implications for the education system

This report, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, offers fresh insights into the ways engineers think. It suggests ways in which the education system might be redesigned to develop engineers more effectively and makes suggestions as to how the wider public might become engaged with these issues. The report identifies six engineering habits of mind which, taken together, describe the ways engineers think and act. The report makes a compelling case to suggest that, if the UK wants to produce more engineers, it needs to redesign the education system so that these habits become the desired outcomes of engineering education. It also needs to work closely with the teachers of, for example, science, design and technology, mathematics and computing

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