D&T - Ideas Worth Sharing
The Design and Technology Association
Education and International Research Conference 2010
7-9 July, Keele University
Many of our delegates and staff agree that this year’s conference was one of our best yet – a full and varied programme of great keynote speakers, research presentations, workshops and seminars, hosted at an excellent, welcoming venue with good quality accommodation and catering.
There is not enough room here to detail the keynotes, all of which were outstanding and inspirational. Ilsa Parry, winner of the BBC2 reality programme ‘Design for Life’ illustrated just why ‘Design IS life’, Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer of the Design Council explored the future direction of design and the implications for D&T education whilst Richard Kimbell reflected on the changes he has seen in the field during his long and successful academic career.
The 180 delegates who attended this year were able to select from over 15 seminars and 11 research presentations on each of the two full days of the conference from subject strands encompassing STEM, leadership and management, product design, SEN, food, textiles, 14-19 and primary D&T.
Our conference exhibition welcomed over 15 organisations displaying and demonstrating the very latest D&T equipment and resources, giving delegates the opportunity to try out new technologies for the classroom and to receive expert individual advice and our gallery displayed some exemplary work in textiles technology, digital D&T and, of course, Shaun the Sheep and our Shaun the Sheep KS1 Super Storyboard winners.
The two conference evening dinners presented ideal networking opportunities, in addition to simply enjoying good food and company, with the added delights of the Opera Larks’ uniquely humorous musical entertainment on Thursday.
These Keynote Powerpoint files are available below, the other seminar and research seminar presentations will be available in the Members Resource Vault. Please log in to access the Members Resource Vault.
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