Issues in Design and Technology Teaching identifies and examines the important concerns in this subject, seeking to challenge preconceptions and stimulate debate about this relative newcomer to the National Curriculum. Key areas addressed are:
- Issues of Definition: getting to the roots of the concept of design and its educational value
- Issues in the Classroom: the role and implementation of new technologies, and issues involved in planning and assessment
- Issues in the School Context: gender as a concern in Design and Technology, with an examination of boys' performance in this area
- Issues Beyond the School: ethics, values and attitudes in Design and Technology, and a discussion of the benefits of partnerships with industry.
Issues in Design and Technology Teaching provides support for student teachers and NQTs in primary and secondary schools, helping them to reach informed judgements about the subject they are teaching.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Issues of Definition 1. The Challenge for Design and Technology Education 2. How Can We Meet the Challenges Posed by a New Model of Practical Scholarship? 3. Designing, What Does it Mean at Key Stages 2 and 3? 4. The Educational Value of Making Part 2: Issues in the Classroom 5. How Should the Current Technologies be Implemented in the Design and Technology Curriculum? 6. ICT: Supporting Quality in Design and Technology 7. Issues in Planning Design and Technology: Key Stages 1 and 2 8. Assessment in Design and Technology: Authenticity and Management Issues Part 3: Issues in the School Context 9. Boys' Performance in Design and Technology: the Context and the Issues 10. Is Gender Still on the agenda as an Issue for Design and Technology? Part 4: Issues Beyond the School 11. What has Ethics to do with Design and Technology Education? 12. Values and Attitudes in Design and Technology 13. Links with Industry: to What Extent is it Possible to Establish Effective Links to Benefit All Partners? 14. The Professional Nature of Teaching: Issues for Design and Technology Teachers