The Design and Technology Association International Research Conference

Venue: Loughborough University

Location: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 04, 2008
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The Design and Technology Association – 16 Wellesbourne House, Walton Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9JB
This three day conference has strands for all teachers and an individual programme
so that you can remain in touch with the latest news about D&T, extend your own
professional expertise in managing a department or a focus area, increase your
confidence in subject skills with practical seminars, and engage in debate about the
teaching of D&T – its issues and challenges.
This year the conference has a range of different focus areas, as detailed below.
On Thursday and Friday
there will be opportunities
to visit the suppliers’
exhibition to view the
latest in innovative
Day delegate rate from just £105.00
Full Conference package from just £295.00
Contact Philippa Kirby on 01789 473906 or for full details
2008 Conference draft programme
Wednesday 2nd July
Beginning and experienced researchers
Mini IDATER Online Research Conference
• Action Research workshop
• Effectiveness of sustainability
• Disaffected pupils in Wales
• Design decision making at KS3
• Research forum
• Setting the D&T research agenda
• How to develop a supportive research culture
• Developing the research conference
Professor John Eggleston Memorial Lecture – Professor Kay
Stables, Technology Education Research Unit, Department of
Design, Goldsmiths, University of London
Thursday 3rd July
Primary, Product Design, Electronics, CAD/CAM,
Food Technology
• Keynote – Mick Waters, Director of Curriculum, QCA, ‘Issues
arising in the new secondary curriculum for 2008 and how this
might affect pupil transition from primary to secondary school?
• Panel discussion – an opportunity to follow up and discuss
issues arising from the keynote
• Food including:
• Preparing new food teachers
• Licence to Cook
• Food standards
• Product Design including:
• Primary including:
• NESTA ‘Butterflies in my Tummy’
• Foundation stage
• ICT session linking Promethean whiteboards, voting capsules,
to enhance thinking in Design & Technology Food
• Curriculum review
• Research
• Research papers and PowerPoint presentations
• General Issues including:
• Taking the new secondary curriculum forward
• ITT and the new curriculum
• National D&T update
On Thursday and Friday the International Research and
Education Conference programmes run in parallel with
each other providing delegates with the opportunity to
select paper presentations, seminars and workshops
matched to their own needs and to link research
with practice.
Friday 4th July
Subject Leaders, SEN, KS3 & Exam update,
Textiles, Food Technology, Product Design,
Electronics, CAD/CAM
• Keynote – Bill Nicholl, Cambridge University,
‘Creativity & Innovation in Design and Technology’
• Subject Leaders including:
• Raising standards
• Sustainability
• Using designers in schools
• Textiles including:
• Innovative work at KS3
• Effective links with industry
• Food including:
• Taking fun learning to the pupils
• Setting up GCSE catering course from scratch
• KS3 & Exam update including:
• Running cross-curricular projects
• New KS3 case studies
• KS3 assessment
• GCSE/A level
• Diplomas
• Product Design including:
• Linking CAD/CAM and ECT
• Developing visual literacy
• SEN including:
• Licence to Cook – planning a programme and using the resources in
secondary special schools
• Teaching the unit ‘Moving pictures’ to pupils with ASD
• Research
• Research papers and PowerPoint presentations
Book on-line now at
The Design and Technology Association
Education and International
Research Conference 2008
Loughborough University 2,3,4 July 2008


Additional Information

Join our annual 3-day conference and networking event for all D&T teachers and researchers Keep up-to-date with all the latest developments in D&T education Attend specialist seminar strands for primary, secondary and SEN teachers Build your subject skills through practical workshops Engage in debate on the teaching and future of D&T