Online e-cpd: Using motors in KS3 D&T: Embedding motor control in your Department's curriculum
Small DC electric motors are used extensively within D&T project activities challenges set to pupils. This online course introduces the concepts and knowledge necessary to teach mechanical actuation through using motors, gearboxes and simple control technology. Over a period of five weeks studying up to three hours per week, participants work together using an easily accessible online hub to develop their skills, knowledge and plans.
This course incorporates a combination of self-study, practical work and importantly, reflection on experiences. It is this sharing of reflection and engaging with a tutor and colleagues from other schools that adds so much value to this course.
As well as developing their personal knowledge, the course is designed to develop the curriculum in participants’ own schools and to help develop an individual action plan for implementation. Participants are supplied in advance with physical resources and will need access to simple equipment such as screwdrivers, and a soldering iron normally available in a secondary D&T department. Access to a computer with a web browser is required each week, but activity can be completed at any time of day.
The course costs £275 to attend, but is eligible for an Impact Award up to the value of £400.