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Securing the future of the D&T Education workforce

Representatives from the D&T ITE community have asked the Secretary of State for Education to reconsider the decisions to remove the D&T ITE bursary in England. Today we have sent this letter: Dear Secretary of State, We are writing to … Continue reading

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Free webinar – ‘A Conversation About Teaching D&T’

I’m delighted to be working with Matt McLain and Alison Hardy on a free webinar called ‘A Conversation About Teaching D&T’. The webinar is based on our chapters in the recently published fourth edition of ‘Learning to Teach Design and … Continue reading

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Publications

It’s great to be able to report that my chapter – Planning Lessons in Design and Technology in the 4th edition of Learning to teach design and technology in the secondary school edited by Alison Hardy, has just arrived in … Continue reading

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Letting pupils ‘tinker’ is the way to teach electronics

A version of this blog post was published on the Times Education Supplement. ISSN 0040-7887 – 10th February 2017 at 14:03 Changes to the curriculum for design and technology place a greater emphasis on pupils’ learning about electronics and computer … Continue reading

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Getting my EdD writing ‘out the door’

Last October (2015) I started my EdD at University of Nottingham. The Programme Leader, Professor Jeremy Hodgen suggested that we practices writing 500 words a day (three days a week, due to part time status). He promoted this, as a … Continue reading

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google map for school visits

Alison has set up a google map page to view D&T schools. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&mpa=0&ctz=-60&mpf=0&vps=78&jsv=373i&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=215267467062172069939.0004afa6c6626ef5aaac6

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adding an interesting you tube clip

Spherical flying machine

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watch Dewey video

Video clips username: reviewer password: 4excelsior53 (valid to the end of May) http://ediv.alexanderstreet.com/

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read this chapter

read this chapter

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SAS2 assignment

one of the trainees used images of the pupils work to illustrate her assessment and feedback

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