We return to the point that whilst it is possible to see a school curriculum as a single entity this does not do justice to its heterogeneous and dynamic nature. So, whilst the aim of the curriculum might be to enable young people to ‘make a life’ the contributions and significance of different elements within the curriculum will vary. We hope that this reflection on Harford’s (2017) slides will help inform the Ofsted review that is taking place regarding the place, significance, purpose and pedagogy of design & technology in the curriculum.
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