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Authors:Clare Benson: Birmingham City University, UK
Publication title:The development of quality design and technology in English primary schools: issues and solutions
Conference:PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:073
Article No.:009
Abstract:Design and Technology (D&T) education in our rapidly changing society has never been more important. The skills; knowledge and understanding that are at the centre of this subject prepare young people for their future lives in so many ways. However the foundations that need to be put in place in primary education are often ignored at this crucial stage of young people’s development; either because of ignorance or lack of interest. Unless the building blocks are in place then future progress inevitably will suffer. This paper seeks to identify some of the key issues that can affect the development of the subject in primary settings and offers some possible solutions to the identified issues. Data was gathered from 5 groups of primary teachers (a total of 62 teachers) who were all studying towards an MA Ed through extended primary D&T courses. The teachers completed questionnaires before and after the course and all took part in semi structured interviews and group discussions throughout the course. Their responses were analysed and findings were also related to research. Implications for future activity are identified and suggested in order to help to address the issues raised from the research. Although the research is based in England it may prove a useful starting point for all those involved in primary D&T worldwide.
Language:English
Keywords:Primary; design and technology; quality; nature of the subject; knowledge; value
Year:2012
No. of pages:8
Pages:81-88
ISBN:978-91-7519-849-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/073/009/ecp12073009.pdf
Available:2012-06-18
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Clare Benson (2012). The development of quality design and technology in English primary schools: issues and solutions, PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=073;article=009 (accessed 10/23/2014)