More thoughts on teaching design research.

  I proposed a number of questions in last weeks post and, leaving one or two unanswered promised to set the matter straight this week.  My choice of Art Deco as a teaching vehicle for the design skills that I want to give my pupils is based on several ideas, not least the ones that were raised … Continue reading

Teaching design………..Making sense of research.

Art Deco design research by year 9 pupils.

The politics of design technology education in the UK has been at the forefront of my thinking for some time now but I started this blog with the aim of sharing ideas and debating with other teachers of design so I feel that it is time for some ideas about the classroom.   One of the cool things about blogging is … Continue reading

Bad teachers and how to spot them…………….This weeks headline from Mr Gove.

Art Deco style research, learning to look and to see.

An astute colleague observed that Mr Gove managed to get himself into the broadsheet papers or on the media almost every week, citing his journalistic background as the source of his expertise.  This week the shock headline was all about making it easier for school heads to get rid of bad teachers.  So many things to say! … Continue reading

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