The Design Process
Each project, regardless of the focus, follows a process in design. We identify that D&T does not follow a linear learning process. The curriculum needs to enable a constantly evolving learning process where children are able to generate design ideas, make prototypes and critique their own, and existing products. Each stage of the design process is underpinned by technical knowledge and evaluation, these are integral to the process as a whole. Children evaluate throughout and use their technical knowledge, which encompasses the contextual, historical and technical understanding to complete an effective design process.