Advanced Book Search

Popular Keywords

Close Search

Redesigning D&T … Talking … Thinking

Diagram showing 4 curriculum possibilities ... Fixers & Developers, Fab-Labers, Crafters & Hackers and Menderss

ISBN References

ISBN [Paperback, B&W] 978-1-909671-26-3 … £9.99
ISBN [ebook, mobi] 978-1-909671-27-0 … £2.99

The paperback is available from The Great British Book Shop

A print replica ebook version for Kindles is available from Amazon.

About This Book

Technology changes and design contexts move on. Design areas that are central to children’s experiences might need to be reconsidered to focus on new technologies and sustainable futures. This book is for those people who want to talk and think about what’s next for design education in schools.

It’s set against a now familiar story that design and technology education no longer has the status it had in the mid-1990s, with student numbers in decline, fewer teachers and reduced budgets. The reasons for this need to be understood, and the book begins by reflecting on these issues. The increased emphasis on a knowledge-rich curriculum has caused outsiders to ask  – ‘What is design knowledge?’  – and a start is made on giving some answers.

There is a call from David Spendlove for a step-change to ‘Design and/or Technology 2.0’. Should it be the same for all? Should curriculum development be devolved? There are many matters to resolve, and central to this book is the idea that the most appropriate way to resolve them is through designerly methods i.e. Design and Technology teachers using the methods with which they are familiar to develop practitioner theory.  Can you help? The book ends with a call for your support.