A Practical Guide to Teaching Design and Technology in the Secondary School: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Practical Guide to Teaching Design and Technology in the Secondary School

1st Edition

Edited by Gwyneth Owen-Jackson


144 pages

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Containing a wealth of practical activities and materials that provide excellent opportunities to analyse learning and performance within Design and Technology, this book also includes case studies and examples of existing good practice and a range of tried-and-tested strategies. Specially designed to be written in directly it provides a useful record of progress and is accompanied by a Companion Website.

Designed to be used by student teachers, NQTs and beginning teachers, this workbook covers each main specialist area of Design Technology: electronics and communications technology (ECT), food technology, materials technology and textiles technology. Topics covered include:

  • design and technology in the school curriculum
  • the importance of health and safety
  • the use of ICT in the teaching of design and technology
  • planning lessons
  • managing the classroom
  • assessment issues
  • the integration of literacy, numeracy, citizenship and sustainability into design and technology
  • your own professional development.

This book complements the market-leading textbook Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School (also published by Routledge), but can also be used equally successfully on its own.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Design and Technology in the Classroom 1. Design and Technology in School 2. Electronics and Communications Technology (ECT) in the Classroom 3. Food Technology in the Classroom 4. Materials Technology in the Classroom 5. Textiles Technology in the Classroom 6. Design and Technology and Vocational Education Part 2: Teaching Design and Technology 7. Teaching and Learning in Design and Technology 8. Using ICT in Design and Technology 9. Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning 10. Creating an Effective Learning Environment 11. Assessing Pupils' Learning 12. Planning Your Teaching Part 3: Continuing Your Professional Development 13. Your professional Development

About the Series

Routledge Teaching Guides

This series of practical workbooks complements and extends the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series. The workbooks, many written by the same authors as the textbooks, focus on practical application and therefore reinforce student-teachers’ understanding and support them in their development as teachers. The practical activities can be undertaken individually, in pairs or as group work. The books have been designed so that student-teachers can write in them and so keep an ongoing record of their work.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology