The Pyramid Project

  • George Shield University of Sunderland


This article describes a joint project between primary and secondary school pupils aimed at enhancing social skills as well as technological understanding and introducing children to industrial strategies such as batch production. The appraisal of this programme was undertaken through observation in both primary and secondary schools, interviews with teachers and pupils and an analysis of documentary materials.

The Council for Industry and Higher education has recently defined the long term needs of employers. In addition to flexibility and adaptability, what employers will look for in their graduate recruits will be English language competence, foreign language skills, numeracy, data appreciation, teamwork the ability to tackle unfamiliar problems and the desire to continue to learn.(National Commission on Education,1993: p. 302)

Author Biography

George Shield, University of Sunderland
The School of Education
How to Cite
SHIELD, George. The Pyramid Project. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, july 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 may 2023.
Curriculum Development - Secondary