Technical Drawing Courses in Secondary Schools

1984, Vol. 17, No. 1,


There are indications that some teachers of drawing office based courses are concerned to relate technical drawing to the experience of the pupils both inside and outside the school and in particular to the practical work they may undertake in CDT. However, much of the content of technical drawing courses stems from aspects of geometrical and engineering or building drawing. The evidence from this study suggets that the content needs to be widened and teaching styles modified. The starting point lies in developing a unified and closely related approach to drawing office and workshop activities. No single mode of graphic communication is likely to be adequate for the expression of ideas. For example, when designing a handle for a tool it may be more appropriate to convey details of forms, sizes and finish by way of a three dimensional model.

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