|Food Education and Citizenship
processes and products of technology have profound effects
- beneficial and otherwise - on the quality of people’s
lives and their environment. Design and technology provides
an opportunity for young people to operate in ‘real-world’ contexts.
They learn about the inter-relationship of the technical,
scientific, environmental, aesthetic, economic, social and
moral aspects of our society in a practical manner. This
leads to the application of value judgements in situations
where these can be assessed constructively. It is important
that young people try to be objective in making judgements
about their own products and products made by others, D&T
activity constantly exercises, and develops their values.
Understanding these relationships between design, technology
and society is a significant aspect of pupils’ preparation
for citizenship and of making value judgements about the
kind of world we want to live in and the kind of world
we have now.
Developing responsible citizenship -
Louise T Davies, QCA - 2004
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