The role of technical understanding in design and technology

Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth and Steeg, Torben (2007). The role of technical understanding in design and technology. In: Barlex, David ed. Design and Technology - The Next Generation : a collection of provocative pieces to stimulate reflection and curriculum innovation. UK: TEP/Nuffield.

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This chapter considers the place of technical knowledge in the teaching and learning of design and technology. It raises questions of what is technical knowledge, when should it be taught and how should it be taught.

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