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The importance of design and technology

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from the new Programme of Study for Key Stage 3

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world,pupils identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. Through design and technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.

Link to The revised PoS for D&T at KS3


NAAIDT Conference 2009 - Ettington Chase, Warwickshire

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Thursday 23rd April to Saturday 25th April 2009

Ettington Chase
Banbury Road
Ettington
CV37 7NZ
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NAAIDT Annual Conference 2010

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Integrating Hearts, Heads and Hands

Marriott Hotel & National STEM Centre, York 15 “ 17 April 2010

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Vocational Qualifications

Link to http://www.education.gov.uk/
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has asked Professor Alison Wolf to carry out an independent review of vocational education.

The purpose of the review is to consider how we can ensure that vocational education for 14 to 19 year olds supports full and valuable participation and progression.
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Health and Safety Training Guide in Design and Technology

Core Level

Essential reading for inspectors, advisers, consultants, teachers, trainers and others involved in Health and Safety courses for design and technology. It provides a clear structure for organising core level Health and Safety training, identifying what needs to be covered and how to ensure Health and Safety accreditation can be securely obtained.


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NAAIDT Briefing No.1 October 2011

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NAAIDT Briefing document for members to use on current developments in Design & Technology in the UK.
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