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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, *pedagogy, Architectural design

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This was the Keynote Presentation of the TechnoTeachers Conference 2013 at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.

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This presentation was made at the TechnoTeachers Conference 2013. The Technology Teachers Association represents teachers of subjects including Technology, Materials Technology Wood, Technical Graphics, Design & Communication Graphics and Construction Studies. Despite having limited training in Design, these teachers have become the main providers of Design education at second level. This presentation looked at the importance of design to industry, society and beyond. Design in Ireland in general and in particular, how Design is taught in second level education. It considers in brief some methodologies that may be used in the teaching of design in this context. Ultimately, the aim of the presentation was to provoke discussion with practitioners about the place of Design within second level education.