What is GMEC?
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GMEC is an innovative campaign designed and developed by The Science and Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub (SEERIH) to inspire primary and secondary pupils into engineering.
GMEC is based on the tinkering for learning research completed by The University of Manchester and The Royal Academy of Engineering and is centred on giving teachers and students the skills required to complete a key engineering challenge using the Engineering Design Process and Engineering Habits of Mind.
GMEC is aimed at pupils between 7-13 years of age and any school can get involved. All resources will be available to download. To ensure you do not miss out on any resources – sign up today and we will send you the resources as they are released!
Building upon the success of GMEC 19 where pupils looked at how engineering could improve lives, this year’s challenge is looking at how we can engineer out problems of today for a sustainable tomorrow.
The challenge this year will take place in 2 parts:
Once the challenge is complete solutions should be shared with the SEERIH team either through twitter using @UOMSEERIH #GMEC20 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the challenge we ask that all schools complete an evaluation form in order for you to receive your certificate and be entered in to a prize draw for engineering resources in your school.
How to get involved:
Teachers within Greater Manchester will be able to sign up to attend a free CPD teacher immersion event at The University of Manchester based on this year’s challenge and bringing engineering into the classroom. As well this, school on the immersion event will get the opportunity for engineers from The University of Manchester or Siemens to come into your school to work with your pupils. Spaces on this are limited and schools that do not get a place will still be able to access teacher and pupil resources to take part in the challenge at their own school. To take part in the challenge and ensure you don’t miss out sign up here.
Teachers outside of Greater Manchester will be able to access the resources from the immersion event and a variety of fun and engaging activities to help your pupils carry out the challenge from 10th December 2019. All resources are developed by teachers and provide activities that are ready to go. To take part in the challenge and ensure you don’t miss out on any resources, please sign up here.
The challenge is working in partnership with Oldham Opportunity Areas
Key dates for the challenge:
Meet the team
Contact us at email@example.com if you have queries.
Tinkering for Learning Report https://www.raeng.org.uk/education/schools/learning-to-be-an-engineer/tinkering
Engineering Grand Challenges https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/other/ggcs-report