ABSTRACT

Introduction Why do you want to teach Design and Technology? I don’t mean why do you want to teach - but why do you want to teach Design and Technology? What is it about the subject that makes it important enough for pupils to learn and for you to want to teach it? I asked that question to a number of student teachers and they gave a range of replies:

... there are life skills involved with technology and too few people go through school obtaining these life skills. I mean you can have someone who’s academically brilliant at maths,but yet at home can’t change a plug,so I believe technology is really important...