DfEE/DATA CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative The Designing and Making Revolution in Design and Technology Education

Andrew Breckon
2001, Vol. 6, No. 2,


This paper sets out the context for the CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative and the remarkable rate of implementation that has taken place in our schools. It sets out the research findings after 20 months of the progranm1e based on analysis of work in the pilot schools and from other schools that are participating in the scheme. From this it draws out the achievements and the challenges that schools are now experiencing, setting out the new thinking that is emerging and a number of ways in which the programme is now trying to consolidate its work. The paper goes on to draw out some of the major issues that are beginning to emerge.

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