BERA, The Curriculum Journal: An invited Blog Post: How technology makes us human: Cultural historical roots for design and technology education

  • Matt McLain (Participant)
  • DAWNE IRVING-BELL (Participant)
  • David Wooff (Participant)
  • David Morrison-Love (Participant)

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This blog post accompanies an article by McLain, Irving-Bell, Wooff and Morrison-Love (2019), in a political climate where an ideological interpretation of knowledge (Biesta, 2014; Muller & Young, 2019) has led to a narrowing of the school curriculum in England (Spielman, 2019). The tendency for educational policy and practice to pendulum swing from one extreme to the next has had a destabilising effect on subjects that are not protected within the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), including design and technology (D&T).
Period22 Nov 2019
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Design and Technology
  • Cultural
  • Historical
  • Education