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Teaching Design and Technology 3 - 11

Teaching Design and Technology 3 - 11

March 2005 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Training to teach Design and Technology? Need ideas for your lessons? Professor Douglas Newton's succinct guide to teaching design and technology uses ideas that have been road-tested and developed over his many years of teaching and of training student teachers and practitioners.

Assuming no prior knowledge, this straightforward book will quickly help you teach design and technology in the primary school and related activities in the very early years. It gives you ready-made lesson plans and banks of teaching ideas for immediate use in your classroom.

Written for the busy trainee and teacher, this practical book features:

  • A clear account of the nature of design and technology and what is expected of you
  • Time-saving, photocopiable worksheets to help children grasp problems, develop ideas and plan
  • Lots of activities for the children, some set out in step-by-step detail
  • Advice on helping children make progress and on assessing their work
  • Looking ahead: some guidance for the aspiring teacher on preparing for curriculum leadership
  • Helpful chapter summaries

What is Design and Technology?
Thoughtful Designing and Making
Teaching Designing and Making
D&T-Related Activities for 3 - 5 Year Olds
D&T Activities for 5 - 7 Year Olds
D&T Activities for 7 - 11 Year Olds
Talking About Design and Technology
Helping Children Make Progress in Design and Technology
Assessing Design and Technology
Subject Leadership in Design and Technology

A very practical book, which focuses on sound advice from an expert in D&T education... Here you will find a wealth of ideas for putting into practice.

What shines through is the depth of experience that Newton brings to the work... This is an invaluable resource for any primary school and deserves to be widely read. I have no doubt that teachers will rate it highly' - Primary Science Review

`An excellent book which is both thought-provoking and extremely practical. The philosophy and history behind D&T is enlightening and very entertaining, whilst the numerous ideas for practical activities make it a ‘pick up and use’ book. Unusually, it provides a wide range of activities for children as young as 3 up to 11 years of age, and detailed lesson plans demonstrate how they can be presented in class. The problem-solving approach taken by this book supports views on ‘best practice’ as described in the government publication ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’. As the focus in education is on developing a more creative curriculum, this book is a must for both experienced teachers and students alike' - Linda Johnston, Head at Sedgefield Hardwick Primary

'This book is packed full of sound advice and good ideas interlaced with the essence of what Design and Technology in primary schools should be' - David Jinks, Jerwood Laureate

'This very readable book gives a wealth of simple interesting examples of technological development that will be appreciated by children throughout the primary school... Very practical general teaching advice is given throughout... a valuable resource for trainees and teachers who lack experience in this subject' - Journal of Education for Teaching

Very good book will reccomend if not already on book list.

Sue Miles-Pearson
School of Education, Roehampton University
April 19, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 (pdf file 71kb)

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