Design and Technology in a Knowledge Economy

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This paper, published by the Engineering Council in 2001, sets out the importance of design and technology education and the contribution it makes to the school curriculum. Design subjects play a role in developing innovative thinking and practices, and the skills needed in a knowledge economy. The aims of this report are to demonstrate to curriculum policy leaders the crucial role that design and technology plays for all students, and to encourage this to be built upon.

The report is in four parts:
Part 1: The domain of design and technology
Part 2: A distinctive pedagogy
Part 3: A distinctive view of the learner
Part 4: A distinctive view of the future

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