Applying Pro/DESKTOP at the Cutting Edge!

John Lee
2000, Vol. 5, No. 3,


Training teachers to be competent in the use of Pro/DESKTOP software is obviously an essential factor in ensuring the success of the CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative. In the Centre for Design and Technology Education at Sheffield Hallam University, we welcomed the decision of PTC earlier this year to allow student teachers to become accredited within the terms of the scheme. This paper first examines the rationale for the introduction of ProlDESKTOP software into design and technology teacher education. The subsequent focus is on efforts made within our ITT programme to explore the potential of the software and to begin to integrate it into an existing curriculum framework through a collaborative project with Swann Morton Limited. The article concludes with a consideration of the value of CAD

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