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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...

Using Constructional Materials

Produced by the Schools Council, this book is part of the Schools Council Art and Craft Education 8-13 project and takes a fresh look at all aspects of craft teaching. The book deals specifically with materials that can be used and stresses that education must familiarise children with those materials that make up...

APU Leaflets

These three leaflets introduce the work of the Assessment of Performance Unit (APU) design and technology research team. Each one focuses on an aspect of the work that the research helps to answer, providing teachers with techniques and strategies to use in their lessons.

The leaflets are:
1. Learning...

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,...

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...

A Framework for the School Curriculum

Published in January 1980, this report sets out preliminary views on the form that a framework for the proposed National Curriculum should take and the ground it should cover. The ideas were presented to start a consultation process, leading to a curriculum that would apply to schools nationally and promote...

Craft, Design and Technology in Schools: Some Successful Examples

This resource, published in 1980 looks at how craft, design and technology was being taught in schools and, using case studies as examples, examined what made for successful practice. The roles of teachers, heads of department, technicians and local authorities are examined, highlighting how these roles were...

CDT Projects and Approaches

This resource is a guide to the design process which aims to help students with project work.

Chapter one describes how the process is used in industry, using the examples of the postbox, Ford Sierra car and the Flexistand. Chapters two and three give examples of school projects carried out by students aged...

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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