Dear Minister, This is why design and technology is a very important subject in the school curriculum

David Barlex
2011, Vol. 16, No. 3,


The paper is in four parts. Part 1 considers the justification
for including design and technology in the school
curriculum. Part 2 suggests the content for the subject at
Key Stage 3. Part 3 describes some of the ways the
subject might be taught. Part 4 considers ways in which
the curriculum can be devised so that it is irresistible and
transformative. A brief conclusion revisits the unique
characteristic of the subject.


curriculum, curriculum development, design and technology, pedagogy

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