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Archive for June, 2011

Committee Meeting – December 2011

Venue: OCSC Offices
Date: 7 December 2011
Time: 17:30

Committee Meeting – November 2011

Venue: OCSC Offices
Date: 2 November 2011
Time: 17:30

Committee Meeting – October 2011

Venue: OCSC Offices
Date: 5 October 2011
Time: 17:30

Committee Meeting – September 2011

Venue: OCSC Offices
Date: 7 September 2011
Time: 17:30

Committee Meeting – July 2011

Venue: OCSC Offices
Date: 27 July 2011
Time: 17:30

Expedition Workshed

About Expedition Workshed

Expedition Workshed contains a collection of free, high quality stuff to help people learn about civil and structural engineering. There is plenty of material buried in libraries, filing cabinets and hard drives across the world. There is so much stuff that the biggest challenge is usually finding your way to the really good, useful bits. The idea of workshed is to pull together and produce material of really high quality and make it available through a first class web site aimed at teachers (both at second and third level) and engineering students worldwide.

The website, conceived by engineering company Expedition, and its sister educational company Think Up, was originally designed to support the teaching of undergraduate engineering courses, was launched in October 2010. The site is currently being used by more than a dozen universities in the UK. What has become apparent since it was launched is the appeal of the content to a much younger audience. With younger learners in mind, a new area in Workshed called Staffroom has been recently launched.

Staffroom

Staffroom is a new area of Workshed aimed at giving school teachers and engineering ambassadors guidance and resources for using Expedition Workshed to help teach science, maths and design and technology; and for inspiring young people to become engineers.

In Staffroom you will find ‘Bridge Builders’, a teacher pack developed by Think Up in association with the Institution of Structural Engineers Educational Trust, which explores how the theme of bridge building can be used to teach components of the post-primary maths, science and design and technology curricula. Related to the bridge building theme, you will find interactive workshop and research activity, as well as online fact files that link directly to resources on Workshed. These factfiles can either be used in support of the workshops, or as stand-alone stimuli. Although this teachers pack has been developed for the UK market, Irish educators could easily use this facility too.

Over the summer of 2011 we will be encouraging teachers and ambassadors to try out the resources, and give us their feedback, which we will use to continuously develop and improve the materials available.

For any further information, please contact Oliver Broadbent at Think Up.