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Primary Design and Technology for the Future
Creativity, Culture and Citizenship

ISBN 9781853467387
Published October 19, 2001 by David Fulton Publishers
196 Pages

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Book Description

This is a challenging new book for primary teachers interested in developing their teaching of Design & Technology, subject leaders in D&T, and for student teachers choosing this as their specialty. It will also appeal to in-service providers and LEA advisory staff.

Children's creativity, cultural development and citizenship are important but currently underdeveloped in primary education. This book uniquely focuses on how these aspects can be emphasized in the teaching of Design and Technology. The National Curriculum has the potential to bring creativity, cultural development and citizenship into the mainstream and the authors show the considerable extent to which D & T, integrated with other curriculum subjects, can contribute to realizing these goals. There are examples throughout of best current practice showing how such ideas have been implemented.

Table of Contents

Part I, Creativity through D & T for Pupils and Teachers: Introduction; Teaching for creativity and teaching creatively; Evaluating creativity; Seeking opportunities and designing; Creative & intelligent making. Part II, Cultural Contexts for D & T: Introduction - children's multiple cultures; The impact of science and technology on society; Design, technology and the arts; Learning within differing cultures and traditions. Part III, Citizenship Education through D & T: Introduction; Becoming informed citizens through D & T; Developing key skills for citizenship in D & T; Creating sustainable futures through active participation in the community.

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Alan Howe and Dan Davies are Senior Lecturers in Primary Education at Bath Spa University College. Ron Ritchie is Associate Dean of Education at the University of the West of England.