Results for "problem solving" (22)

Inclusive design thinking with FixpertsTV208

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. This one day course will look at how teachers can challenge and disrupt the design and technology classroom through implementing inclusive...

Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoningNE204

Proportional reasoning, and the use of ratios, is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas of science and technology and is used in a range of real-world situations in both life and work. On this self-paced, online subject knowledge course, we explore a number of...

Bringing Mars exploration to the classroomCY218

ESA's ExoMars mission will search for signs of life on the red planet. Using Lego robotics, data logging and simple engineering challenges you will learn how to link this exciting context across STEM subjects, motivating students to link together skills and knowledge. The course will include lesson activities and...

Fixperts: teach your students to design for impact

We’re experiencing a global revolution in how things are made. It includes everything from new digital technologies like 3D printing, to internet-based tools for design collaboration, distribution, and improvement. It’s influencing where we get our ideas and how we choose to make them real. Add finite resources, shifting global markets,...

Mathematics: an important ingredient in the new design and technology qualifications

For those teaching the new design and technology and engineering specifications from September 2017, one of the most interesting changes to the examined content is the increased focus on mathematics knowledge. How would you or your students fare with the following question?A water feature is made from three buckets A, B and C. Each bucket fills with...

The Amazing D30

A material with a split personality, combining Textile, Product Design and Engineering!D30 is runny, like orange slime, when it’s moving slowly. But if you hit it with a hammer it’s as hard as metal. Wow!Helmets, motorcycle jackets, footwear, phone cases, clothing for stunt actors, and even boxing gloves can all be made using D30. You can see some amazing...

Using and maintaining your overlockerTV207

This CPD is aimed both teachers and technicians, looking to maximise their use of an overlocker in the classroom and understand more about their maintenance and safe use. An overlocker is a specialist piece of textiles equipment that gives a professional quality finish to textiles products, replicating shop bought...

Do your kids invent stuff?

You don’t need to spend long in a primary school classroom to know that kids are creative, have great imaginations and make fantastic problem solvers. It's something that should be celebrated, cultivated and is a vital part of any STEM career. As adults, we are often inclined to focus on the barriers to new ideas; why something can’t be done, or the...

How to introduce STEM competitions into design and technology

STEM competitions provide a huge opportunity for teachers and technicians to engage and enthuse students. They are fun, help students to cement new friendships, develop their CV experience and their ability to problem solve real-life challenges.The benefits are not just limited to students - as a teacher, you can trial new content with smaller groups, with...

To infinity and beyond – moonshots that are changing the world

When John F Kennedy declared in 1962 that America would go to the moon, he created the first ‘moonshot’.50 years on, the term moonshot is now a metaphor, describing projects that endeavour to solve the monumental problems of the world. Famine, climate change, extreme poverty, illness and disease – these are huge problems that affect millions of people and...

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