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D&T GCSE Resources
Teaching for the Contextual Challenge
Enabling you to prepare your students to engage in user-centred iterative designing
First published 2016
This resource is aimed at supporting teachers to develop their subject knowledge in the area of context centred designing, in readiness for delivering the GCSE in Design and Technology. It forms part of a set of CPD resources aimed at modernising your design and technology curriculum at a time when there is a clear need for modernisation in the subject to develop students’ skills and knowledge and to help furnish the needs of industry.
The resource consists of:
PowerPoint (12 slides) covering:
• The nature of a contextual challenge
• The contextual challenge three phases
- Phase 1 exploring to identify needs and wants
- Phase 2 Meeting the identified needs and wants
- Phase 3 Evaluating the outcomes
• The departmental approach
GCSE D&T subject content covered
Designing in Contexts classroom teaching resource
Also included is the bonus classroom teaching resource: Designing in Contexts.
First published 2017
This D&T GCSE Key Resource is based on five separate classroom activities that can be delivered consecutively or as separate lessons, where appropriate. The topics for each activity are:
It includes a PowerPoint presentation that can be adapted to suit your needs and includes worksheets and accompanying teacher notes outlining the different aspects. The presentation outlines several contexts as the starting point for design and links to the GCSE specification.
This resource is one of a number supporting the GCSE in Design and Technology and is available as part of a D&T GCSE pack including:
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