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Teaching Design and Technology at Key Stages 1 and 2

Teaching Design and Technology at Key Stages 1 and 2

  • Gill Hope - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

June 2006 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
Ofsted continues to identify weaknesses in this subject, while many primary, non-specialist trainees lack confidence in the area. Linked to the new (2007) Standards for QTS and the DATA Tier 1 competencies, this book is for trainees who have had less than 20 hours training in design and technology but are required to teach the subject during school placements and once qualified. This clear, jargon-free text explains the key concepts and curriculum requirements, without assuming prior expertise or advanced levels of understanding, making this book a sound basic introduction.
Designed technology and education
Requirements of the National Curriculum for design and technology
Framework for teaching and learning design and technology
Progression in design and technology learning
Planning to teach design and technology
Assessment, evaluation and celebration in design and technology
Subject content for practical activity in design and technology
Crossing curricular boundaries
Design and technology for global citizens of the future
Appendix A: Achieving the standards for classroom teachers
Appendix B: Web-links and online resources
Appendix C: Sample scheme of work, Year 1
Appendix D: Lesson plan, Year 1
Appendix E: Sample scheme of work, Year 5/6
Appendix F: Lesson plan, Year 5/6

"The mixture of tasks, intellectual and physical, is very good, since it recognises the diversity of learning within technology education" (Lecturer, University of Aberdeen)

There are very few books which give a clear overview of Design and Technology in the primary school. This book achieves this and is a useful reference text for any primary practitioner.

Ms Jane Noble
Early years and primary, Institute of Education
November 8, 2013

There are very few books about teaching design and technology and this is a useful addition. Some good coverage of planning and management issues along with sections that will help students to understand what the subject involves.

Mike Martin
Education, Liverpool John Moores University
September 24, 2013

A helpful overview of the subject for primary trainees

Michelle Lowe
Institute for Education Policy Research (Stoke), Staffordshire University
February 14, 2013

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