Why is Design and Technology important?
The teaching of Design and Technology (D&T) prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow's rapidly changing technologies, by learning to think creatively.
How do pupils benefit from learning Design and Technology?
The subject calls for pupils to become problem solvers, both as individuals and in groups - looking for needs, wants and opportunities and responding to them by developing a range of ideas, making products and systems.
Practical skills are combined with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. In the learning process pupils can reflect on and evaluate present and past D&T, its uses and effects.
Through D&T, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.
How is our work funded?
The Design and Technology Association is financed through membership fees, support from charitable foundations, industrial sponsorships and income generated through project management, publications, courses, conferences and consultancy.