Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Not a pencil holder or a bird table.......

I think back to all the wood technology classes I have visited where younger students were all making identical pen holders and the older ones bird tables...... Knowing how to use the tools is great and important for a number of students. But now, introduce a bit of technology and the results are so different.

It's an interesting discussion - in the few hours allocated to technology per year, especially in Key Stage 3, do you go for skill development using basic tools - or go for something much aspirational and relevant?
And did we ask the students what they wanted to do? Maybe they would have linked it to other work rather than creating stand alone objects.


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Gareth Long said...

Thanks for the comment Abdul.