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Aspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology
Perspectives on Practice

ISBN 9780415260831
Published December 28, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Beginning by outlining the national curriculum for design and technology, Aspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology 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.

Table of Contents

Part I Design and Technology in the National Curriculum 1. National Curriculum Design and Technology 2. Design and Technology in the Primary School 3. Examining GCSE Design and Technology - Insights from the Nuffield Design and Technology Project 4. Design and Technology at Post-16 5. Design and Technology and Vocational Qualifications 6. The Design and Technology Department Part II Design and Technology in the Classroom 7. Managing Design and Technology Classrooms 8. Teaching Strategies for Design and Technology 9. Teaching and Learning about Design 10. ICT in Design and Technology 11. Taking Risks as a Feature of Creativity in the Teaching and Learning of Design and Technology 12. Managing Problem-solving in the context of Design-and-Make Activities: Reflections on Classroom Practice 13. What is Cooperative groupwork? 14. Organising Project Work 15. Design and Technology and Pupils with Special Educational Needs 16. Developing students' capability in Design and Technology through Collaborative Approaches with Mathematics and Science 17. Planning for Capability and Progression 18. Assessment in Design and Technology Part III Design and Technology and Wider School Issues 19. Design and Technology's Contribution to the Development of the use of Language, Numeracy, Key Skills, Creativity and Innovation and Thinking Skills 20. Value Judgements: Evaluating Design 21. Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Issues in Design and Technology Part IV Design and Technology in the Community 22. Sustainability and Design and Technology in Schools 23. Design and Technology and the Challenge of Refugee Children 24. Industrial Practices in Design and Technology 25. Design and Technology in the Community

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Reviewed with Teaching Design and Technology in Secondary Schools -'The editor is to be congratulated on this set of books, which I am sure will be used not only by the students of the OU programmes, but also by a wider readership. The content once more shows the excellent position of England and Wales in terms of the ability to support the development of a school subject by doing sound educational research.' - International Journal of Design and Technology Education