The Role of Published Materials in Curriculum Development and Implementation for Secondary School Design and Technology in England and Wales

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The Role of Published Materials in Curriculum Development and Implementation for Secondary School Design and Technology in England and Wales

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dc.contributor.author Givens, Nick en_GB
dc.contributor.author Barlex, David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter; Nuffield Curriculum Projects Centre en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-09T11:57:21Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:52:03Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:43:40Z
dc.date.issued 2001-05 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the ways in which teachers exploited a set of curriculum materials published as a vehicle for curriculum innovation, and the relationship between chosen modes of exploitation and teachers’ own perceptions of how the materials had ’added value’ to their teaching. The materials in question were developed by the Nuffield Design and Technology Project (’the Project’) to offer a pedagogy appropriate to the statutory curriculum for secondary school design and technology education in England and Wales (DFE/WO 1995). The Project had sought both to inform the statutory curriculum, and respond to its requirements. An earlier case study (Givens 1997) laid the foundations for the survey that is reported here. This paper focuses on the teaching of pupils aged 11–14. It finds that while most teachers made at least some use of all the various components of the publications, they were selective. While the Study Guide, which carries out a meta-cognitive dialogue with pupils, was generally underused, those teachers who did use it perceived greater value added by the materials as a whole to the quality of pupils’ work, their effectiveness in design and technology and their autonomy. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 11(2), pp.137-161 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/A:1011202516144 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/53013 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.springerlink.com/content/ku03183654739212/?p=5c11ac79921a46949decbedd5b125a1d&pi=2 en_GB
dc.subject curriculum innovation through publication en_GB
dc.subject design and technology education en_GB
dc.subject meta-cognition en_GB
dc.subject pupils' guides en_GB
dc.subject students' guides en_GB
dc.subject study guides en_GB
dc.subject technology education en_GB
dc.title The Role of Published Materials in Curriculum Development and Implementation for Secondary School Design and Technology in England and Wales en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-03-09T11:57:21Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:52:03Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:43:40Z
dc.identifier.issn 0957-7572 en_GB
dc.description This is a postprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the International Journal of Technology and Design Education. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com. en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1573-1804 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Technology and Design Education en_GB


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