Overview - D&T Research
Each year The Design & Technology Association allocates a proportion of its financial reserves specifically to support research in the field of Design and Technology. This support is manifested in a variety of initiatives.
Professor John Eggleston Memorial Lecture
This lecture is made annually at the D&T Association Conference at the invitation of the D&TA Trustees and on the recommendation of the D&T Association Journal Editorial Board, in commemoration of Professor John Eggleston.
Professor John Eggleston Annual Good Practice Award
This annual award of 2,500 is made to a teacher in any phase of education to develop and disseminate an aspect of innovation good practice in the field of design and technology. Funds can be spent on travel, supply cover, consultancy materials and attendance at conferences.
D&T Association's own research
Firmly established as the most comprehensive annual survey of Design and Technology education in schools and colleges, the Survey of Provision for Design and Technology is published annually by the D&T Association and contains detailed information on staffing, funding, resources, professional development, the curriculum, inspection and management through all phases of education.
A variety of research papers have been published by the D&T Association including:
McIntosh Travelling Scholarship
This scholarship is available to any member of the D&T Association who is a practising teacher or lecturer of food and/or textiles technology to enable research into the subject through visiting another country for a short period. Successful candidates can be given assistance in making the necessary contacts although will be expected to make their own travel arrangements.
The Design & Technology Association Conference has benefited from attendance by hundreds of leading academics in the Design and Technology field since its inception in 2000. The event provides an opportunity for research professionals from institutions throughout the world to meet and present their latest work. Conference proceedings are published and provide an excellent resource for students and academics alike.
The Journal has been published three times a year since 1997, providing a wide range of leading research into Design and Technology to D&T Association members. To accommodate and reflect the changing face of modern Design and Technology education, the Journal was relaunched in 2005 with a new image and a new title.
The journal is now published online as well as in hard copy, and can be found on Loughborough University's OJS (Open Journal Systems) server (please CLICK HERE). All the papers published in Design and Technology Education: an International Journal (2005 onwards) and those published in earlier versions eg The Journal of Design and Technology Education (1996-2004) , Design &Technology Teaching (1989 - 1995) and Studies in Design, Craft and Technology (1970-1988) can be searched and freely downloaded either from the OJS server or via the online hub www.dater.org.uk