Making Connections Between People and Products: A Case Study Approach to Developing Values and Dispositions

Maggie Rogers
2003, Vol. 8, No. 1,


This article describes and discusses an approach to curriculum development which engages both tutor and student teachers in action based research A partnership between two institutions of Higher Education and two Non-Government Organisations has resulted in the opportunity to explore and develop course materials and work in local school as well as researching into values and disposition for sustainable futures and how these might be developed. With design and technology at the centre of this development it has been possible, over a number of years, to chart how a responsible design ethic can emerge. The focus of this work is the design and manufacture of products, specifically concentrating on collaborative projects within current social and cultural context.

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