Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

  • Mark Wilders
  • James Pitt


Too often discussions on curriculum development fail to examine underlying assumptions about the nature of education, the identity of design and technology as a 'subject', and its place in the whole school curriculum.' Even our National Curriculum document offers no rationale behind the statutory order2 Indeed there is a danger that design and technology teachers simply do not have time to reflect.3 The DATA consultative paper4 provided a valuable framework for discussion. The present article reports on a workshop at the 1998 DATA Conference. This took the form of a structured, participatory debate, led by two Nuffield Area Field Officers holding differing views on certain fundamental issues. Eight key issues were raised with the leaders presenting a range of arguments. Delegates were then invited to contribute further views before regist

How to Cite
WILDERS, Mark; PITT, James. Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, july 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 june 2023.