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Posts by Richard Green

Chinese schools get a lesson from Britain

12th January 2015

While China has excellent academic results, the British curriculum has the upper hand with design – it's a shame our Government doesn't recognise this, says Richard Green The transformation of China ...

Written by: Richard Green

Five wonder materials that could change the world

24th April 2014

Materials such as graphene and shrilk are so new that the scientists who discovered them hardly know what to do with them – they only know they might yet transform our lives. The recent Guardian artic...

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Big Bangs and damp squibs

13th March 2014

Design and technology has been in the news a lot over the last couple of days - or should I say, design and technology should have been in the news a lot! First was the CBI report, 'Engineering our fu...

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Wouldn't it be nice if...

30th January 2014

With a new KS1-3 curriculum in place for September we know that the next challenge appearing over the horizon will be the review of GCSE qualifications. Ofqual have been tasked to do this and it is al...

Written by: Richard Green