What prior experiences are perceived as useful to students following an ITT design and technology course?

  • Frank R J Banks The Open University

Abstract

The focus of this paper is the perceptions of a small group of student teachers of design and technology following a part-time initial teacher training (ITT) course offered by the Open University (OU). All the students considered in the study were over 30 and had followed or were then following employment in other careers. They were interviewed to discover which of those aspects of their prior experiences they considered useful to them in their role as a design and technology teacher. The aim was to investigate the students' perceptions of those prior experiences when they enter the pre-service course and to compare and contrast those opinions with the views at the end of their training. I draw some tentative conclusions in relation to how we view prior knowledge and experiences on ITT courses.

Author Biography

Frank R J Banks, The Open University
Centre for Research in Teacher Education
How to Cite
BANKS, Frank R J. What prior experiences are perceived as useful to students following an ITT design and technology course?. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, july 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <https://ariadnestaging.lboro.ac.uk/JDTE/article/view/283>. Date accessed: 30 june 2022.
Section
Research