To ensure that the future generation is not a herd of sheep that will believe and accept what is the norm, critical thinking should be part of the pedagogy today. It helps students also improve their own problem-solving skills.
Cultivating engineers as early as junior high school is the way to impress upon the students the merits of engineering. For this to happen, the approach to the content-heavy theory only curriculum needs to be changed. Also, the students need to be exposed to the engineering marvels around them.