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What are the key debates in Design and Technology education today? Debates in Design and Technology Educationexplores the major issues all D&T teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. Written by expert design and technology education professionals, chapters tackle established and contemporary issues enabling you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates include: What is the purpose of design and technology? Is it a vocational or academic subject? What is the place of design and technology within the STEM agenda? What knowledge and skills do teachers really need? What does the design and technology gender divide mean for schools and pupils? Is it a '¬Ücreative'¬" subject? How can it contribute to environmental awareness? What is the future for design and technology? With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in Design and Technology Educationis the ideal companion for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and Masters level study.