Book Review Mastering Primary Design and Technology

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Wendy Helen Fox-Turnbull


This book is one in a series of books  dedicated to the teaching  specific curriculum areas in the primary primary classroom. It has a focus on Design and Technology and although written the English context it is relevant to other international contexts also. The book offers a range of features within each chapter to inform and engage the reader in critical thinking about implementation of Design and Technology in teh primary classroom. Features include: a chapter overview, case studies, places to pause and reflect on chapter content, examples of children’ work and relevant excerpts from policy documents.  The book emphasises the design component of Design and Technology Education to distinguish design and technology education classes  from those that involve “just making stuff”. This review begins with an overview of the book and then each chapter is reviewed more detail, with commentary and discussion about contents and the author's positioning.  

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FOX-TURNBULL, Wendy Helen. Book Review. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 2, p. 216-223, july 2018. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 02 june 2023.