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The new NAAIDT website is designed to provide a means through which NAAIDT Members can share information and advice relating to design and technology education

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National Strategies for Design and Technology

Links to resources supporting the development of the national curriculum for design and technology
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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

See NAAIDT Shop for details of conferences and training events

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"New material : new challengesâ

And then came ICT . . .

. . . and the new material is electronic data. What does this look like and what are its associated characteristics and working properties? What new processes are available and how might these influence the working environment – or the very nature of design and technology itself?


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