Date of Award


Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Bachelor of Education Honours


School of Education


Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

First Supervisor

Dr P John Williams

Second Supervisor

Dr Helen Wildy


Design and Technology is being taught in secondary schools in Botswana. This innovation began in junior secondary schools in 1989 and senior secondary schools in 1993. However it has not yet been introduced in primary schools. There have been some Design and Technology attainment targets which are outlined in the primary curriculum, but it is proposed that these do not fit well into the curriculum structure. This study seeks to investigate the principles upon which Design and Technology can be integrated into the primary curriculum in Botswana. Data for this study was collected through a review of related literature and a survey of people who have knowledge about curriculum design and structure. This study is intended to guide curriculum designers to develop a technology curriculum that will be used in primary schools in Botswana. It is hoped that this study will assist and guide the development of technology education in Botswana and also contribute to technology education as a whole.