Sustainability Design Challenge Level 2 Sheffield

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Start Date: 27th February 2019

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

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FREE COURSE – developed for The British Council as part of Connecting Classrooms Global Learning programme and in partnership with Engineers Without Borders

This is a problem-solving challenge which should show students how engineering can impact on improving people’s lives. It is suitable for all specialist areas within Design and Technology as the emphasis is on using the correct materials to solve the problem.

Teachers will attend a one-day course and agree to develop a unit of work and deliver it to students – the amount of time and number of students can be determined to suit individual school circumstances. Delegates must participate in the online evaluation meeting that will be approximately 8-10 weeks after the initial training, to feed back on how they implemented the course content.

Teachers will:

  • Know and understand the importance of global learning and how it impacts on us all
  • Develop a better understanding of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to implement them into their teaching
  • Have the opportunity to think more widely when setting problems for students to solve – thus developing the skills required for approaching the contextual challenge at GCSE
  • Have a platform through which to deliver core knowledge around sustainable design, energy, mechanisms and structures
  • Be encouraged to develop students rapid modelling skills and promote the idea of iterative design thus avoiding design fixation
  • Work collaboratively to develop ideas for how to engage students and ways to deliver the content back at school

Resources to support the course and subsequent delivery:

  • Information and resources from Engineers Without Borders Design Challenge and other specific teaching packs around water and energy
  • Practical Action resources promoting the SDGs and Global Learning
  • The course PPT which includes links to videos showing the occupants of the featured region


Spaces Limited. Booking your place is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without booking your place. If you are unable to attend this course once you have booked please notify us one week prior to the course date or your school will be invoiced £100.

This is a free course, however, failure to attend both elements will result in you being invoiced for £100.

The date of your online network meeting is 13.05.2019.

The online network meeting will take place out of school time at 4.30pm and will last approximately an hour. You will be sent joining instructions nearer the time.

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Sheffield Hallam University: Harmer 2403, City Campus
Howard Street
South Yorkshire
S1 1WB

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