Where are they now? Following up a Successful Primary Technology Project

Christine Brown
2001, Vol. 6, No. 2,


Is it worthwhile giving extra time and attention to modelling with construction sets as part of the primary technology curriculum? Are there any long term effects of such a strategy? What do the pupils themselves think about it in retrospect?

In this study, pupils involved in a primary rescarch project on the effective use of construction sets were rcvisited at the end of secondary schooling. Their GCSE results were examined and their progress compared with that of their peers. Their memories and opinions about their own technological progress were collected and ana lysed and several commonly held views cmerged. The insights provided by both strands of this study may be useful in structuring and managing the teaching of technology through primary and secondary schooling.

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