Technology in the School: Alternative Approaches II

John Cave
1981, Vol. 13, No. 2,


The second of three short papers on technology in school, this article will examine an important family of metalforming techniques, seldom, if at all, represented in school work. Some of these might be described as unusual or even exotic, but in pursuing the alternative approaches theme I shall attempt to indicate how they might be brought into school at a minimal cost.

It would be impossible in such a short space to discuss all the techniques in depth, and what follows makes no apology for appearing somewhat superficial and emphasising practical rather than theoretical considerations. The literature on all that follows is enormous, and if any of this work is to be developed, it is an easy matter to consult standard texts and obtain advice from suppliers and manufacturers.

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