CDT in the Lower Years: A National Debate

Paul Shallcross
1985, Vol. 17, No. 2,


The foundation years, prior to choosing options for examinations, are critical in the development of children. Fundamental to this development is an education which givessound practice in Craft, Design and Technology (CDT). Practice varies considerably, and so I would like to illustrate the thinking of one middle school to show how design work can be extended at the upper primary and lower secondary age range. I will then go on to suggest that purposeful activity needs structured guidelines if it is to develop further as a meaningful educational experience.

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