Using Students' Views on Design and Technology to Inform Curriculum Review at Key Stage 3

Marshall Hughes
2001, Vol. 6, No. 2,

Abstract


This paper describes how the views of Key Stage 3 students were sought prior to the revision of the schemes of work for design and technology in Years. 7, 8 and 9. A questionnaire was issued to 346 students to learn more about how much they enjoyed their project work and also enjoyed various aspects of design and technology. They were questioned on the perceived difficulty of these projects and of the same aspects of design and technology. Finally, the importance of producing a tangible product or outcome was investigated. The results were ana lysed and some conclusions drawn.


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