What is Design Education International?
Design Education International is the global brand of the Design & Technology Association. Founded over 20 years ago as the Design & Technology Association, we are recognised as the UK leader in the field of design and technology education (product design, electronics, manufacturing, engineering, textiles technology, food technology and catering, computer aided design and manufacture). We have worked extensively with the UK Department for Education together with civil servants, examination boards, local authorities, head-teachers and with teachers.
Design Education International offer a wide range of educational consultancy services, in primary and secondary curriculum development including specification of curriculum models, vocational qualifications frameworks and academic examinations, development of classroom delivery models and techniques, design and implementation of pupil assessments and development and implementation of teacher training programmes. The Design & Technology subject area includes electronics, manufacturing, engineering, textiles technology, food technology and catering, computer aided design and manufacture.
The D&T Association will be attending the International Design & Technology Conference. Taking place between 26th - 29th May 2015 at the The School of Research Science, Dubai . Richard Green from the D&T Association are providing keynote presentations
Why is Design Education International important?
We are the leading UK voice in the field of design and technology education and are a recognised contributor to debates around policy and curriculum development.
Over the last ten years, we have delivered four major curriculum and continuous professional development projects across all 5,000 schools in England– Computer Aided Designing and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM) in Schools, Electronics in Schools, Supporting the New Secondary Curriculum and Teaching Food Safely.
Design Education International provides a range of education services specialising in design and technology. Our expert team have many years of experience of working with the UK government, civil servants, examination boards, local authorities, head-teachers and with teachers themselves.
Working Together with Design Education International
The Design and Technology Association and Design Education International have been involved in delivering several high profile projects in partnership with major corporations designed to bringing businesses and the classroom closer together. These include the James Dyson Foundation Innovation Group, aimed at creating the next generation of inspiring design and technology teachers, and born from the Audi Design Foundation where a New Talent Group was run. Previous partners have also included Sainsbury’s who we worked closely with on the Active Kids Get Cooking programme.
Department for Education (UK)
“The Department is very grateful for the work that the Design and Technology Association has undertaken on its behalf, and for the clear and positive contribution that you have made to improving digital technologies and vocational education in schools.”
What projects has Design Education International delivered?
Over the last 20 years we have gained considerable expertise, through our parent organisation, of delivering high profile, government-backed projects at a national scale. We have carried out over 20 externally funded projects that have had a major impact on teaching standards and student engagement. For example:
CAD/CAM in Schools and Digital Design and Technology Programme
The CAD/CAM in Schools Programme and the Electronics in School Strategy, have provided specialist training in computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing and electronics, for more than 12,000 teachers, and have been the source of some of the most significant and curriculum professional development in the subject area. The Digital D&T Support Centre network and D&T Local branches provide support through face to face training, work in school, and on-going email and telephone support.
Design and Technology (D&T) is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world.
We are focused on giving you the tools, knowledge and information you need to become more effective, more experienced and more efficient. Giving you access to expert opinions. And creating a place where you can air your views, ask your questions and so help make a difference to your life and those of your pupils. We want to hear from you. We want to know how we can help. And we want you to join us.