Problem solving, design thinking and communication are all key to STEM subjects. This Fixperts toolkit helps students learn more about solving STEM problems.
Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and techology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.
This set of resources can be used to introduce pupils to ideas about social and inclusive design, problem identification, iterative design and evaluating ideas with a user in mind.
Introduction for teachers
Understand the idea behind Fixperts, how it links to the curriculum and the learning outcomes you can expect to teach.
Everything you need to know about running the Fixperts programme in your school.
A guide to using Fixperts in your school
Fixperts aims to to challenge young people to come up with practical solutions to everyday problems, applying design, engineering and creative thinking skills.
Young people will learn how to link design to problem solving; develop communication and teamwork skills; and develop problem solving and design thinking.
Here’s a guide to using Fixperts in lessons
Introductory presentation to Fixperts for students
This presentation can be used in lessons or workshops to introduce students to ideas around design, problem solving and creative thinking.
How to run a Fixperts workshop
These 30 minute to one hour workshops are designed to encourage students to think about solving problems they experience personally. The workshop plan below contains a breakdown of learning outcomes, materials and resources.