Last week’s poll: Engineering in Schools
Published: 19 Apr 2016 By Jon Excell
The majority of readers think that teachers need help to improve their understanding of engineering so they can introduce the discipline to their pupils.
The report is part of a campaign aimed at enthusing young people about engineering
Our poll about this report from the IMechE conmcerning engineering in schools attracted 448 responses, of which a clear majority, 56 per cent, thought that teachers needed more help to improve their engineering knowledge. The next largest group, 34 per cent, thought that a greater emphasis on engineering at primary level would reaper dividends later in students’ lives. Only 3 per cent thought that broader requirements for engineering degrees would be useful, and only 7 per cent declined to pick one of the suggested options.
As ever, we encourage readers to continue to send us their thoughts on this subject.