Approaches to Learning: Design Technology
Design Technology requires pupils to apply knowledge and skills to solve practical problems. It involves identifying needs, generating design ideas, planning, making and appraising. It spans the curriculum and supports work in other subjects. Through well planned tasks, which allow the children to achieve the targets within familiar contexts, pupils learn how to take risks and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. These are essential skills for our pupils to develop as they prepare to take their place as adults in society.
The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.