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- Education Professionals
This programme looks at ways teachers can help design and technology pupils take a less formulaic approach to GCSE coursework.
The two teachers shown in the first programme, textiles teacher Lorraine John and electronics teacher Stuart Barker, discuss their teaching strategies with Kevin Jones of the Specialist Schools Trust and Gareth Stevens, Key Stage 3 strategy consultant from Harrow LEA.
The group debates the best ways teachers can support pupils and show them how to take a more creative approach. Stuart believes that pupils learn a lot from examining the best work of previous years' pupils, while Lorraine thinks this limits their creativity.
They agree that exam boards should reward creative approaches more directly than they do at present and feel that teachers should encourage pupils to be more experimental during the "making" stage.
Part of the series: Inspirations