Secondary Pupils’ Perceptions of Their Experiences of Practical Work in Technology and Design
This chapter investigates the perceptions held by pupils, across four Northern Ireland secondary schools, towards routine school-based practical work activities and project work in technology and design (T&D) and also that which had been contextualised within an industrial setting. The views of the heads of departments (HoDs) of each school and four local industrialists were also probed in relation to their views on the benefits or otherwise of both types of practical work.
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