Professor Bill Lucas, Director, Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester

Engineering habits of mind: what they are, what we can learn from thinking about creative habits of mind and how reframing school subjects as engineering habits of mind can help us develop engineers in school


Engineering has never mattered more in today's world. So too with creativity. Yet schools are organised by timetables in which engineering and creativity are invisible. Drawing on research undertaken with the Royal Academy of Engineering and with the OECD, Professor Bill Lucas shares insights from his role as the co-chair of the new PISA 2021 Test of Creative Thinking and argues that schools need to rethink their approach to engineering and creative thinking.

Engineering habits of mind: what they are and how they can help us develop engineers in schools