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Design and Technological Activity: a Framework for Assessment

This report, from the Assessment of Performance Unit (APU), follows a series of other reports establishing the nature of design and technology. This report was again concerned initially to clarify the parameters of design and technological activity and the features of performance that are crucial. Subsequently, the...

Report by HM Inspectors on British School Technology 1986

This report by HM Inspectors begins by outlining the history of the British School Technology (BST), its terms of reference and the extent of the operation in terms of the numbers of teachers trained. Details are given of inspections carried out and a more detailed description of the work carried out by BST at...

Project in Technology

This resource from the Schools Council consists of a paper in support of the address by the Director of the Project to the Association for Science Education in November 1967.

Convinced that several independent but parallel forces have made the time ripe for curriculum reform, and after a feasibility study...

Teaching Language and Study Skills in Secondary Science

This book was published by Heinemann in 1985 to give science teachers advice on how they can educate their students to become autonomous learners by developing their language and study skills.

Each chapter in the book has a consistent format: an ‘introduction’ briefly discussing the main points, followed by...

Half Our Future (the Newsom Report)

This report of the Central Advisory Council for Education (England) resulted from research into the state of secondary education, focusing on students aged 13 to 16 who were of average or below-average ability. The report was known as the Newsom Report, named after Mr J H Newsom, chairman of the advisory council....

The Curriculum From 5 to 16: Curriculum Matters 2

This resource, published in 1985, was the second in a series of discussion documents published by HM Inspectorate intended to stimulate debate about the National Curriculum in primary and secondary schools. It suggests an approach to teaching a broad, balanced, inclusive curriculum for all students.

The...

Technology and School Science: an HMI Enquiry

This enquiry into technology and school science was conducted by HMI. The report was published in 1985. The enquiry was concerned not only with the specific technology courses offered by science departments but also sought to obtain details of any attempts being made to develop technology across the curriculum,...

APU Science Report for Teachers 4: Science in Schools, Age 13

The APU report number 4 for teachers presents, in concise form, some of the data and findings of the APU surveys of students aged 13. It includes an outline of the assessment framework, some of the questions which were written to match it, a description of how well, and how differently, students responded to them...

Technical Drawing Courses in Secondary Schools: an HMI Discussion Paper

This paper gives an account of a survey, carried out by HM Inspectors in 1980-81, looking at technical drawing and other drawing office based courses in secondary schools. They also visited 11 industrial companies and 15 institutions of further and higher education to discuss their expectations of students in terms...

Craft, Design and Technology: a Curriculum Statement

This report, published in 1980 by the Association of Advisers in Design and Technical Studies, describes and justifies the area of the curriculum then known as craft, design and technology. It states the importance of the skills that it teaches - allowing individuals to interact rationally and positively with the...

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