An Investigation into the Interaction of Teaching and Learning in Primary Design and Technology, Academic Ability and Classroom Behaviour

Teresa Linton
1998, Vol. 3, No. 3,


This study arose as a result of the writer, a class teacher, investigating ways in which to enhance and extend learning within a particularly difficult primary year six class, where many children had learning difficulties of some form, or exhibited challenging behaviour, and in some cases fitted both categories. The study focuses on how behaviour is affected when children are actively involved in their own learning through designing and making activities requiring a problem solving approach.

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