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Do you think food technology should be part of the curriculum?

Discussion in 'Scotland - curriculum' started by scf182, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Hi,
    I'm a student teacher (Secondary Design Technology) and I am doing some research on an essay I will be writing... I'm investigating Food Technology's place in the curriculum.
    Here are a few questions I am exploring. You don't have to answer all of them if you don't want to.
    <ol>[*]Do you agree or disagree with Dyson's argument that food is not a technology subject?[*]Do you agree or disagree that it should be called 'Food', not 'Food Technology'?[*]If it is not a technology subject, in what curriculum category do you think it should be? ...Civilization, PSHE, Home economics etc[*]How many lessons per week do you therefore think pupils should have?[*]Do you think food should be compulsory for all pupils?[*]Do you think food should be an extra curricular activity?[*]What do you think of licence to cook being removed from the curriculum?[*]Finally, just so I can gather secure, unbiased evidence, what age group/subject do you teach?</ol>If you can think of any other issues I could address, that'd be amazing!
    Thank you for your time!! [​IMG]
  2. gnulinux

    gnulinux Occasional commenter

    1 Who is Dyson??? Anyway 'Food' should probably be classed as a Science.
    2 Food Science.
    3 PSE? A Science?
    4 At least 1.
    5 Yes.
    6 Not necessarily.
    7 ?licence to cook?
    8 Used to teach S1-S6 Computing.

    How to minimise energy use, time and cost in cooking without compromising quality. Use of slow cookers - ceramic hobs. Cooking for food intolerance/allergy etc.
    Proper understanding and use of microwave etc. How to store food; what to store in fridge/freezer; what not to store e.g. tomatoes in fridge. Health benefits of specific foods - research into. Energy from food - vitamins etc.
    Categories of food; fruit, veg, meats, fish, herbs, spices etc. Where from. Food miles. Local food. Growing your own. Recycling food waste - composting. Food preservation - lost? skills ................................

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