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Posts tagged with "Secondary - Engineering"

GCSE and GCE Design and Technology developments: where are we?

11th May 2015

There is no doubt about it, keeping up with the changes and possible implications for the future direction of design and technology (D&T) and related qualifications is challenging. The Awarding Or...

Written by: Andy Mitchell

More than skills

29th May 2014

The recent report commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering called ‘Thinking like an engineer – implications for the education system’ describes six engineering habits of mind; characteristics ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

Nanotechnology – Small really is beautiful

26th March 2014

Trying to keep up with the latest advances in technologies can be a daunting and never-ending quest, and it is often tempting to take stock and try to understand what we have, rather than chase the la...

Written by: Willy Adam

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

The changing nature of working with employers

5th February 2014

I’ve been working in the field of ‘corporate responsibility’ since leaving university 13 years ago.  It wasn’t called ‘corporate responsibility’ then.  Companies that had started the journey may have ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips