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It is difficult for the busy primary teacher to monitor everything which is going on in a situation where learning is happening in many different ways and much of the design process which children work through goes unnoticed. Closer observation of children designing and making reveals their emerging Design Capability in many forms.
This paper reviews research done by the author into aspects of D&T capability in primary age children, specifically: the use of drawing when formulating design ideas handling tools and equipment, and how children approach evaluation.