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.
|Title of host publication||Aspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology: Perspectives On Practice|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Name||Flexible PGCE Series|
- study and teaching
- learning design
- information and communications technology
McLaren, S. V., & Owen-Jackson, G. (Ed.) (2002). Value judgements evaluating design. In Aspects of Teaching Secondary Design and Technology: Perspectives On Practice (pp. 231-244). (Flexible PGCE Series)..