CDT in the Lower Years: A National Debate

  • Paul Shallcross


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.

Author Biography

Paul Shallcross
Teacher/Adviser: Kent, formerly Head of Dept. of a Middle School
How to Cite
SHALLCROSS, Paul. CDT in the Lower Years: A National Debate. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2023.