Value judgements evaluating design

Susan V. McLaren, Gwyneth Owen-Jackson (Editor)

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    Cover 1Design and Technology in the curriculum Design and Technology in the primary school, as in the secondary, aims to foster the development of these fundamental human characteristics. A little known but interesting work by Evans, A Case of Primary School Technology (1983), explored the applicability of the 'Project Technology'1 approach to primary schools. Functional devices, on the other hand, are inescapably open to objective evaluation; the functional question being does the device perform the intended function? Children are making apparent the quality of their thinking and their value judgements, through modelling - conceptually and physically - objects and systems that meet human needs. The uniqueness of technology education lies in the means of validating that thinking.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology: Perspectives On Practice
    Place of PublicationLondon, UK
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Publication series

    NameFlexible PGCE Series


    • technology
    • study and teaching
    • learning design
    • information and communications technology


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