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By Bob Barnes, Jim Morley, Su Sayers
Concerns in layout and expertise instructing identifies and examines the $64000 issues during this topic, looking to problem preconceptions and stimulate debate approximately this relative newcomer to the nationwide Curriculum. Key parts addressed are: problems with Definition: attending to the roots of the concept that of layout and its academic worth matters within the lecture room: the position and implementation of latest applied sciences, and concerns interested by making plans and review matters within the college Context: gender as a priority in layout and know-how, with an exam of boys' functionality during this region concerns past the varsity: ethics, values and attitudes in layout and know-how, and a dialogue of the advantages of partnerships with undefined. matters in layout and know-how educating presents aid for scholar academics and NQTs in basic and secondary colleges, assisting them to arrive educated decisions in regards to the topic they're instructing.
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Questions to consider 1 2 3 4 Is the structure, content and assessment of GCSE examinations sympathetic to the maintenance of appropriate pupil challenges in design and technology education? In practice, how can focused practical tasks be structured to develop the skills of designing? How can the role of pupil self-assessment contribute to developing pupils’ ‘metacognitive’ awareness (that is, pupils’ ‘thinking about their thinking’)? It is evident that ‘mapping’ the processes of designing can contribute to both understanding of the process and over-restrictive practice; can this apparent conflict be rationalised?
In referring to the knowledge component of design and technology, the interim report stated: 20 Jim Morley One position, strongly advocated by some experienced professional designers, is that the body of knowledge in support of design is unbounded; designers have the right and duty to draw upon knowledge from whatever sources seem likely to assist them in the quest for a solution. (DES 1988: 10) In contrast, the working group noted the ‘prevailing orthodoxy’ in secondary school teaching of subjects related to design and technology, and found ‘relatively narrow veins’ of knowledge.
Roberts and Norman 1999: 126) How to achieve this objective must be given all the attendant care and concern 22 Jim Morley for the escalation of experience that knowledge and practical skills appear to receive unquestioningly. Clearly the scenario outlined below is unacceptable and, in a perverse way shows how, ‘When design gets too easy it becomes difficult’ (Pye 1983: 35): I once watched a class of infants brought up on free activity methods, attempting to make paper hats for a Christmas party… One child finally evolved a very inadequate copy of a crown he had previously seen.