The Pyramid Project

George Shield
1997, Vol. 2, No. 3,

Abstract


This article describes a joint project between primary and secondary school pupils aimed at enhancing social skills as well as technological understanding and introducing children to industrial strategies such as batch production. The appraisal of this programme was undertaken through observation in both primary and secondary schools, interviews with teachers and pupils and an analysis of documentary materials.

The Council for Industry and Higher education has recently defined the long term needs of employers. In addition to flexibility and adaptability, what employers will look for in their graduate recruits will be English language competence, foreign language skills, numeracy, data appreciation, teamwork the ability to tackle unfamiliar problems and the desire to continue to learn.(National Commission on Education,1993: p. 302)


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