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Understanding Design and Technology 1982

Produced in 1982, this Assessment of Performance Unit discussion document was based on a report prepared by a special working group of the APU which was submitted to the Unit in the Summer of 1980. The group was asked:

* to identify those aspects of an understanding of both design and technology most likely to be reflected in primary and secondary schools

* to consider when and where abilities in design and technology appear in the school curriculum

* to suggest how these aspects of pupils' development might be assessed.

Components
The report includes sections on
* What is meant by understanding design and technology?
* Framework of abilities in the area of design and technology
* Framework for Assessment – skills, knowledge and values
* Conclusions

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