Embedding Sustainable Practice in D&T (BHAM2)

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Start Date: 18th May 2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

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This is a FREE COURSE, developed with Practical Action as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Global Learning programme, will increase your awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, and give you a series of engaging activities which will enable you to ensure that sustainability is embedded into your D&T teaching and learning.

Aimed at upper KS3/KS4, this course is suitable for all material areas within Design and Technology. The content supports preparation for the D&T GCSE but it may also be applicable for other related courses.

By participating in this course, you will:

  • explore your own values around sustainability
  • consider how your department can function more sustainably
  • look at the environmental, social and cultural impact of a range of products
  • use life-cycle analysis to measure a product’s impact
  • redesign a product to improve its sustainability
  • work with colleagues to develop ideas and plan how you will deliver the content in your school

Resources to support the course and subsequent delivery:

  • the course PowerPoint, including links to the related videos
  • Practical Action resources promoting the SDGs and Global Learning 


Teacher requirements:

  • implement a unit of work back in the classroom – length of time and number of students/year group can be decided by the teacher
  • log in to the network evaluation meeting approximately 8 weeks after the course this is to feed back on what they have done and share thoughts and outcomes with other teachers
  • The British Council will ask for a short questionnaire to be completed before attending the course and after the evaluation event
  • one school will be chosen from each course to share in more detail the activities they undertook – the teacher will be supported in this by their course trainer

*These courses are free to state funded schools. Please contact us if you are an independent school and wish to take part.

Before attending the course, you will need to have identified a teaching group to work with between the date of the course and the subsequent on-line evaluation. Beyond this, there is flexibility with respect to the amount of time you allocate to teaching the project and the number of students you choose to involve in your school.

Spaces are limited. Booking your place is essential. If after booking a place you are unable to attend this course, please notify us one week prior to the course date or your school will be invoiced.

This is a free course, however, failure to attend both elements will result in you being invoiced for £100.

The date of your online network meeting will take place on Thursday 9th July 2020 and is expected to last no more than one hour. You will be sent joining instructions nearer the time.

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Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
Marston Green
West Midlands
B40 1PP

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