“It is incredible to see students striving for success and being inspired to pursue exciting careers in the construction industry from such a young age.” – Katie Holland, Teacher of DEC (Primary KS2), Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok
The Digital Built Environment is one of the world’s most exciting industries – where some of the most advanced technologies are used every day by architects, surveyors, engineers and project managers. Every young person can aspire to a career in this important sector – in Ras Al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates, and indeed the world. By enrolling on this course teachers can educate the future of construction and change the lives of young people.
In partnership with the Al Qasimi Foundation, Class Of Your Own® with support from Bentley Systems Inc., will offer teachers the opportunity of a 10 hour online training programme on how to deliver DEC CONNECT Award: Design a Home for Everyone. The online course contains all essential learning and teaching materials including a Student Brief and Scheme for Learning. The course is divided in to four short online lessons each containing a multiple choice assessment to ensure understanding as well as the ability to upload responses to lesson tasks.
Upon completion of the course teachers will receive a certificate of completion, all the necessary materials and resources to deliver the DEC CONNECT Award and unrestricted access to the DEC Global Teacher Network (online support).
After completing this course, participants will be able to plan and deliver the DEC CONNECT Award and support learners to:
- Research and design an inclusive, modern and sustainable home
- Discuss and allocate project team roles and responsibilities
- Develop a digital model or range of sketches of the proposal that meet the design brief
- Create a series of drawings conveying the final proposal including a site plan, elevations and floor plans
- Plan and deliver a 10-minute presentation to an audience
- Produce a written project report
Design Engineer Construct!® (DEC) is a project-based approach for 10-18 year olds that applies STEM subjects to the latest construction industry practices, and the result is young people with real-world practical experience and employability skills. A brochure containing all of the DEC toolkits, awards and qualifications can be found here.
Bentley Systems Inc. have actively supported Class Of Your Own and schools delivering Design Engineer Construct! qualifications for a number of years around the world, providing access to professional guidance and training for teachers and students. This support would extend to the delivery of the DEC CONNECT Award: Design a Home for Everyone.
All educators in Ras Al Khaimah schools are eligible. There are many opportunities for cross curricular learning including explicit opportunities for Maths, English and Science as well as for other aspects of the wider curriculum such as Citizenship and PHSE.
Mode of Delivery
A self-paced course with content in both English and Arabic.