Designs on the Curriculum? A Review of the Literature on the Impact of Design and Technology in Schools in England

Marlene Harris, Valerie Wilson
2003, Vol. 8, No. 3,


The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) commissioned the Scottish Council for Research in Education to review the literature on the impact of Design and Technology (D&T) in schools. The review was conducted between August and November 2002. It draws mainly on UK literature published over the past decade. Much has been written about the subject of D&T by the community of practice, but little research-based evidence has emerged from the review.

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