Issues of progression in primary design and technology
conference contributionposted on 09.05.2006 by E. Chadwick
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The purpose of this paper is to examine issues which need addressing if LEAs are to promote progression in primary Technology. It is strongly argued that a major problem preventing progression is a lack of understanding and agreement on what Technology is amongst teacher trainers and teachers, despite a National Curriculum Document for Technology. Primary Technology is not watered down secondary practice. The focus is on the underlying problems which prevent Technology occurring both in teacher training and in schools. The paper proposes that simply addressing progression across Attainment Targets (ATs) and Programmes of Study (PoS) without these considerations will fail to deliver progression.
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