Two perspectives?

David Barlex, Julie Messenger, Rosalind Simmonds
1996, Vol. 1, No. 3,


This article;

  • focuses on two perspectives on designing and making activity, the teacher's and the pupil's
  • draws conclusions about the 'success story'.

The teacher's view of a task sequence and the associated learning is sometimes quite different from the pupil's perceptions. Here David Barlex interviews a teacher, Julie Messenger, Head of Technology at Sawtry Community College in Cambridgeshire, and one of her pupils, Rosalind Simmons, about the textiles work carried out over the last two years using the Nuffield approach and its Key Stage 3 materials.

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