The colloquium “Repair: rediscovering a classic of technology for the school” discusses the importance of electrical engineering in school education and introduces the classic of engineering, the “electric motor”, into focus. Due to numerous innovations and new developments in this field, the electric motor seems to be more and more forgotten in modern textbooks.
The colloquium will highlight how electric motor repair and maintenance can serve as part of school education, allowing students* to gain a deeper understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering. This also shows how a broad spectrum of different curricula can be covered by designing the repair of the electric motor as a cross-curricular project.
In various lectures and workshops, experts in the field of electrical engineering will introduce the topic and show ways in which teachers and schools can rediscover and use the electric motor as a learning tool. The colloquium thus promises not only interesting insights into the world of electrical engineering, but also practical tips and inspiration for the classroom.
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