The materials collected here may be of use to those working in ITE. It has started as a fairly skeleton collection of items that will grow as the writing team add new items and, we hope, as users of the site submit items for consideration by emailing suggestions to the site manager.
Every Child Matters
Although the ECM agenda can be viewed as a very strategic initiative with its original implementation at government and local authority level in response to a tragic event, its effects – as outlined above - are now beginning to be felt at school and classroom level. Design and Technology clearly has a major contribution to make as part of the overall curriculum experience of young people in ensuring that the five outcomes are met and that young people grow up as independent learners and valued members of our society.
Citizenship in the new Secondary Curriculum
The new curriculum, launched in England in July 2007 and to be the following year, aims to develop young people who are successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Design and technology is ideally placed to deliver aspects of citizenship particularly issues to do with responsible consumerism and when considering the effects of products on their users. This article is a useful introduction for students. Additional information that is relevant for ITE students is available on the CitzEd website: www.citized.info
The article can be downloaded HERE.
Design & Technology Assessment
Assessment is linked to teaching and to the curriculum. The main purpose of assessment is to find out what has been learned. This section considers:
Working with Others
Adults other than teachers (AOTTs) are people without a formal teaching qualification who are able to make a significant contribution to the work teachers do in Design and Technology.
This section considers:
DATA SRN - Working with students and mentors in school
You have probably worked with student teachers in school before becoming a teacher educator, so you already have some experience in this area. However, as a teacher educator you have a different role and this section explores some of the ways in which you can work with students – and their mentors - during their school-based training.