In October 2001 the Open University introduces a new modular programme for initial teacher training for secondary teaching. Four set books will develop and extend the required subject knowledge for the National Curriculum in Design and Technology. Although intended for initial students many existing teachers will find these up to the minute texts invaluable updates on the statutory requirements of subject audits. All include practical and theoretical activities for readers to undertake and questions for them to answer. The contents of this book will include influences on food choice, chemical structure of nutrients; digestion; food and nutrition; diet and health.
Gwyneth Owen Jackson is a Lecturer in Education at the Open University and Line Co-ordinator for the Pgce Design and Technology She is an external examiner for Design and Technology and a scrutineer for the QCA.