Understanding Practice in Design and Technology (Developing Science & Technology Education)

Understanding Practice in Design and Technology (Developing Science & Technology Education)

by RichardKimbell (Author), KayStables (Author), RichardGreen (Author)


This text addresses such questions as: what is design and technology?; what does this new National Curriculum subject contribute to pupils' learning?; and how can teachers plan a programme of activities to ensure continuity and progression for all pupils? It provides responses based on research in the classrooms, studios and workshops where design and technology is being taught. The authors examine the interconnections between children's learning and teacher's practice and raise some fundamental questions about the nature of learning in design and technology. The book is based on the day-to-day experiences of teachers and pupils, and draws out the principles which should inform design and technology in the curriculum. It is intended for all teachers of design and technology in both primary and secondary schools.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 01 Jan 1996

ISBN 10: 0335195547
ISBN 13: 9780335195541

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I will certainly want this book to be required reading for my students, all who are interested in design and technology education will find much of value in this accessible text. - The Journal of Design and Technology The clearly-described cases and activities are valuable experiences to be shared withthose who are interested in technology education and those who believe in its value to pupils and society. - Teachers and Teaching