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The Continuum of Design Education for Engineering

This booklet examines the development of engineering expertise and makes recommendations on ways to harness, encourage, facilitate and reward it. Covering all Key Stages from Foundation Stage to post-16 and higher education, the booklet states the case for design and technology in schools to encourage an...

Design and Technology in a Knowledge Economy

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...

Technology in the National Curriculum 1990

Written the year after the introduction of the National Curriculum, this report from the Department of Education and Science specifies the Attainment Targets expected of students at all stages of compulsory education in technology. Programmes of Study are described, along with examples of work that students could...

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...

Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools Unit 2- Teaching Models

This study unit offers some practical strategies that teachers, particularly those who are newly qualified (NQTs), can use to improve their understanding and selection of different teaching models. The unit provides strategies to develop teaching skills, practical tips...

Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools Unit 17 - Developing Effective Learners

This study unit offers some practical strategies that teachers, particularly those who are newly qualified (NQTs) can use to develop effective learners - students who have the skills to learn on their own and can work independently. The resource includes practical tips and tasks, case studies a summary of the...

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...

Teachers' Guide

A Teachers' Guide for the Nuffield Secondary Design and Technology course which shows how to plan and assess the course, and how to construct a scheme of work suitable for an individual school.

Information is given about:
* The learning activities
* Using the resource task file
* Using the...

Middle Leaders' Self-evaluation Guide

This guidance, from the National Strategies, is aimed at middle leaders in secondary schools: subject and year leaders, SENCOs and other coordinators of aspects of school improvement.

The resource provides guidance for middle leaders in evaluating the performance of their teams and the teams’ impact on...

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