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ERIC Number: EJ911843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Linking Science and Design and Technology
Lunt, Julie; Lawrence, Liz
Education in Science, n237 p26-27 Apr 2010
Making connections between subjects to enhance learning and demonstrate relevance and application is not new, especially in primary education. Teaching through topics or themes has swung in and out of fashion and the use of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills across the curriculum is embedded in many schemes of work. However, the proposed New Primary Curriculum in England and the Revised Curriculum in Northern Ireland (NI) both formalise the most obvious links by organising subjects in areas of learning, with science falling within scientific and technological understanding in England and the World Around Us (science, technology, history and geography) in NI. This also connects well with the move towards more cross-curricular work in Key Stage 3 (11-14) in England. At primary level, science and design and technology have been considered as one subject in NI for many years, but are separate in the Welsh and Scottish curricula. This article discusses some of the benefits for linking science and design and technology in children's learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)