CAD/CAM in Schools

Jonathan Fullwood
2002, Vol. 7, No. 1,

Abstract


This small scale research project examines the use of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in schools in England since the introduction of the new National Curriculum Order in September 2000, which set out specific programmes of study to include the use of this type of equipment. This research focuses on work in Key Stage 3 with a view to increasing knowledge and understanding of how CAD/CAM can be used effectively in schools. Research data has been collected in a number of ways: A media search; visiting five schools using a variety of CAD/CAM equipment; and by a questionnaire sent out to a random sample of 32 schools across England, of which 23 replies have been received and analysed.


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