Managing Problem Solving in the Context of Design and Make Activities: Reflections on Classroom Practice

Jim Newcomb
2000, Vol. 5, No. 2,


This article describes a half-term project undertaken at the request of a local school as a means of assisting them to introduce a wider range of design and technology activities to top junior children. The intention was to help both staff and pupils to develop a better understanding of both the design and make process and how practical problem solving might be managed to secure effective results. The work was carried out with children who required additional experience of designing and making generally and the use of resistant materials specifically.

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