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.