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Posts tagged with "Curriculum"

Reinforcing gender stereotypes, or are we all just showing our ignorance with respect to design and technology education

10th June 2019

If there was ever an example of journalists, fabricating and fanning the flames of an education ‘story’, in pursuit of a salacious report, then this was it. It all started as parent (or someone repres...

Written by: Andy Mitchell

Editorial for Designing Magazine 2019 - issue 113

7th June 2019

With the GCSE Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) and written examination now done and dusted, this feels like an opportune time to commit this to paper. It was clear when I took up this post that there w...

Written by: Tony Ryan

GCSE 2019-20 Contextual Challenges Published

3rd June 2019

Andy Mitchell reflects on the publication of the new GCSE Contextual Challenges that comprise 50% of the mark in the recently introduced Design and Technology GCSE. It’s been interesting to read th...

Written by: Andy Mitchell

Time to put the clocks back

28th January 2016

The National Curriculum subject D&T has presented controversy for the entire period of its existence.  Some might say that is good.  Others would say it is inevitable as its nature, purpose and co...

Written by: Graham Samuel

Marginalising Creativity

19th January 2016

Are you happy for creative subjects to be marginalised or removed from the curriculum? What are you thoughts?.. sign our petition

Written by: Debbie Woodbridge

Are you really teaching D&T?

4th August 2014

Are you really teaching D&T? Or are children getting a poorly conceived, watered down version of the subject, asks Gareth Pimley, lead primary consultant for the Design and Technology Associatio...

Written by: Gareth Pimley

D&T Buzz! Our new video newsletter

1st August 2014

We have launched D&T Buzz, a new video newsletter that will be posted to our members every month designed to update you on the activity of the D&T Association. Hopefully you will watch it and ...

Written by: Debbie Woodbridge

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...

Written by: Richard Green