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Barlex, David – Design and Technology Education, 2011
The paper is in four parts. Part 1 considers the justification for including design and technology in the school curriculum. Part 2 suggests the content for the subject at Key Stage 3. Part 3 describes some of the ways the subject might be taught. Part 4 considers ways in which the curriculum can be devised so that it is irresistible and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Design, Educational Principles
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Sharkawy, Azza; Barlex, David; Welch, Malcolm; McDuff, Joan; Craig, Nancy – Design and Technology Education, 2009
Calls for the integration of subjects continue to emanate from a wide range of professional bodies, including governments and subject associations. Yet as some authors suggest, blurring the boundaries between subjects may be one of the most daunting tasks educators face. The authors have recently begun a research study that will investigate the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Integrity, Literature Reviews
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Barlex, David – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 2000
Describes elements of effective design and technology (D&T) teaching are as follows: learner autonomy, provision of an appropriate environment, resources to develop student capability, and motivation of students. Addresses considerations for teacher development and for designing activities and assessment. (SK)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Design, Educational Assessment