Thinking Like an Engineer: Implications for the education system.

Bill Lucas, Guy Claxton, Janet Hanson

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Abstract

This report, commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering, offers fresh insights into the ways engineers think. It goes on to suggest ways in which the education system might be redesigned to develop engineers more effectively. The report also makes suggestions as to how the wider public might become engaged with these issues. Engineers make ‘things’ that work or make ‘things’ work better. But they do this in quite particular ways. The report identifies six engineering habits of mind (EHoM) which, taken together, describe the ways engineers think and act:
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • engineering education
  • vocational education
  • engineering habits of mind
  • public engagement

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