SETABO, B.N., 1996. Towards design and technology in partnership with science and other related subjects in the primary schools of Botswana. IDATER 1996 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Botswana, as a developing country, needs a well structured education system. We are aware that education is the foundation which a developing country could use as a platform to maintain a sustainable economy. We need therefore to develop young brains educationally by introducing technological and creative skills and also working out the modalities of how such topics may operate in partnership with other related areas in the school curriculum. Therefore the paramount aims of this paper are to explore the feasibility of introducing Design and Technology as a subject to be taught in the primary schools of Botswana and also to consider the prospects of introducing the subject in partnership with Science and other related subjects such as Art. The paper concludes that the scheme would be not only feasible but also desirable.