At its best, Design Technology helps children become critical thinkers and metacognitive learners, and develop practical skills in a range of settings. But the creative process in DT can sometimes be a bit aimless and unsophisticated, especially when teachers lack confidence in this double-subject. How do we ensure that DT skills and knowledge are being taught in enough depth, and in a progressive way? In this one-day course we will:
Design Technology includes more practical life skills than any other subject, and many of these are increasingly crucial in today’s world: cooking; designing a healthy diet; and practical skills that our children will need when they grow up and move into their own homes. Like any other subject, these skills need to be taught and practiced, but DT can often be the ‘poor relation’ in the curriculum when we focus on core subjects and humanities. This training will:
Explore how to structure your curriculum to meet – and exceed – the requirements of Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework
Provide you with a range of practical activities and ideas
Consider the use of DT to improve wellbeing, behaviour, and attitudes to learning
Look at how DT can be used as a gateway into other learning
This course is appropriate for primary schools.
Primary teachers and TAs
NQTs and RQTs
As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses. Please see our livestream dates below.
We plan to resume in-venue courses as and when government guidelines safely allow us to do so.