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Design and Technology in the School Curriculum

ByGwyneth Owen-Jackson

Design and technology is one of the newest subjects in the school curriculum, in fact it’s likely that you didn’t study it when you were at school. It’s also known by different names – technology in Scotland, South Africa and other parts of the world; design and technology in England and Wales; technology and design in Northern Ireland. One of the important aspects, therefore, of studying design and technology, and especially being a teacher of it, is being clear about what it means, what is taught under this heading and why it is on the curriculum at all.