JONES, L.C.R., 2017, The knowledge misalignment between engineering and secondary school technology education. Presented at the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Symposium 2017, Royal Academy of Engineering, London, 23 - 24 November.
The majority of secondary school engineering education is delivered within Design and
Technology. There is a misalignment between the background subject knowledge of these
teachers and the subject knowledge of engineering. This paper presents key findings from
the London Schools Excellence Fund Reference: LSEFR1210 study where teachers have
difficulties in utilising science and math-based resources. This has implications for pupils’
receiving a desirable engineering education in school, which may be a factor in the number
of pupils choosing to study engineering and technology beyond compulsory education.