ENGINEER will support the widespread adoption in Europe of innovative methods of science teaching and provide extensive teacher training on inquiry-based methods.
ENGINEER will develop 10 engineering design challenge units suited to European environments using EiE‘s Engineering Design Plan model. Each unit will focus on one engineering field and will use inexpensive materials for student-led design problem-solving. Science museums will lead the outreach effort that targets schools, teachers and science museums. ENGINEER‘s consortium, lead by Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, features 10 science museums and 10 schools, as well as universities and other organizations that will contribute expertise to project tasks.
The project began in October 2011 and runs for 36 months. As a consortium partner of this project, Ecsite is responsible to lead the advocacy efforts in Engineer. www.ecsite.eu/activities_and_resources/projects/engineer