Evaluating the CDT Series

  • Anne Suffolk Thames Television


This article evaluates the first transmission of 'Craft Design and Technology'. This new series is Year I of a five year commitment to 'Craft, Design and Technology', which advisers have regarded not only as an important contribution to a newly emphasised approach to the curriculum, but also a demonstration of partnership with curriculum planners, publishing and teacher training.

The report is based on evidence collected from five main sources:

(I) prepaid Report Cards returned to Thames by individual teachers who passed on their views as to the usefulness of the programmes, the appropriateness of content and describing classroom use; an appendix gives a full analysis of 'Craft, Design & Technology' report cards;

(2) visits to schools to watch the programmes with pupils in the classroom or workshop;

(3) talking to groups of teachers on in-service courses, including both presentation and 'workshops';

(4) talking to advisers and inspectors;

(5) responding to comments made by individuals.

How to Cite
SUFFOLK, Anne. Evaluating the CDT Series. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/SDEC/article/view/1080>. Date accessed: 25 mar. 2023.