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Debates in Design and Technology Education.

Author: Gwyneth Owen-Jackson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Debates in Subject Teaching.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Design and Technology has long held a controversial place on the school curriculum, with some arguing that it shouldn't be there at all. This book presents and questions considered arguments and judgements, and explores the major issues that all D & T teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. In exploring some of the key debates, it encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth.
Debates in Design and Technology Education.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyneth Owen-Jackson
ISBN: 9781134085194 1134085192
OCLC Number: 870590167
Notes: Using technology to develop learning.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Content; List of figures and tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction to the series; Introduction; Part I: Setting the scene; 1. Government policies and design and technology education; Introduction; Where it all began; Introduction of the National Curriculum; The Design and Technology Working Group; National Curriculum Council; National Curriculum developments; Developments since 2000; Conclusions; Questions; References; 2. Developments in teaching design and technology; Introduction. Design and technology in the primary schoolTeaching design and technology; National Curriculum; National strategies; Subject-specific initiatives; Nuffield D & T Project; Licence to Cook; Technology Enhancement Project; Digital D & T Programme; How has design and technology changed?; Conclusion; Questions; References; 3. International perspectives on technology education; Introduction; Why teach technology?; How should technology be taught?; United Kingdom; England; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Wales; United States of America; China; Sweden; South Africa; Japan; Germany; Australia; Israel. ConclusionQuestions; References; Part II: Debates about design and technology; 4. Why is transition from primary to secondary school so difficult; Introduction; Where we are now and how we got here; Primary-secondary school partnership; Planning for cohesions and continuity; Addressing Year 7 regression; So what can be done?; Conclusion; Questions; References; 5. Is design and technology about making or knowing?; Introduction; Putting the debate into context; Skills; Knowledge; Skills and knowledge; Conclusion; Questions; References. 6. Design and technology education: vocational or academic?A case of yin and yangIntroduction; Historical context; The purpose of education; Academic or vocational? The yin and the yang; Conclusion; Questions; References; 7. What makes a good technology teacher; Introduction; Teachers' professional knowledge; Teachers' subject knowledge; Teacher effectiveness --
so what is a good teacher?; Preparing effective teachers; Conclusion; Questions; References; Part III: Debates within design and technology; 8. Does food fit in design and technology?; Introduction; Historical context; Gender issues. Food and healthFood education as vocational education; Practical issues; Food technology or food studies?; Conclusion; Questions; References; Further reading; 9. Textiles: design and technology or art?; Introduction; Textiles and the English school curriculum; Textiles in the global economy; The national importance of textiles technology; Textiles and STEM; Textiles in design and technology; Textiles in art; Textiles in school: art or technology?; Questions; References; 10. Using technology in design and technology; Introduction; Background; Purpose of technology in D & T.
Series Title: Debates in Subject Teaching.

Abstract:

Design and Technology has long held a controversial place on the school curriculum, with some arguing that it shouldn't be there at all. This book presents and questions considered arguments and judgements, and explores the major issues that all D & T teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. In exploring some of the key debates, it encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. Written by expert design and technology ed.

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