The Relationship between Design & Technology

  • John Mattick Her Majesty's Inspectorate


In the last few months, as I have been visiting schools, which is one of the privileges of this particular occupation, people have been voicing their anxieties about what they perceive as a potential snare facing them. It is that in some senses they could envisage CDT in the future dissolving into three:

technological activity, design activity, and craft - something separate again. I would like to discuss that, and also speak about two other important issues. One is to offer some, I hope, provocative thoughts about the issue of progression in our subject; the other is to make a few remarks about technological language. I hope, in the plenary that follows, there will be an opportunity for you to challenge these things as some of them will be rather tentative.

How to Cite
MATTICK, John. The Relationship between Design & Technology. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 2, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 31 mar. 2023.