ERIC Number: EJ609245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Is It Really Work? Primary School Pupils' Conceptions of Design and Technology as a National Curriculum Subject.
Twyford, John; Burden, Robert
Journal of Design and Technology Education, v5 n2 p101-05 Sum 2000
In two British schools 16 eighth graders were interviewed about their perceptions of design and technology curriculum. They enjoyed the subject, especially the act of creation. For many, conceptions of "real work" and enjoyment were antithetical. Design and technology appear to provide opportunities for engaging learning activities. (SK)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Creative Activities, Design, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Student Attitudes, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom