Aspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology: Perspectives on Practice

Synopsis

Design and technology is one of the newest subjects on the school curriculum, and one that continues to develop. Aspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology: Perspectives on Practice has been compiled to meet the needs of those teaching and training to teach the subject. Beginning by outlining the national curriculum for design and technology, the book goes on to look at what design and technology is in the primary school, at examination level and post-16. Vocational qualifications relevant to design and technology are also discussed. There are chapters looking at the relationship between design and technology and the wider social and cultural context. The development of cross-curricular skills and value judgements are discussed as are sustainability and the role of the community in the teaching and learning of design and technology. Together, these articles comprise a sound guide to good classroom practice, related to the requirements of the curriculum, and rooted in the professional perspectives of experienced teachers.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Gwyneth Owen-Jackson
  • Rob Bowen
  • David Barlex
  • David Yeomans
  • Frank Banks
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002