Practical Approaches to D&T Theory

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Practical approaches to D&T theory


State funded schools can apply for an Enthuse Bursary (funds part of the course fee & accommodation)

We deliver this course on behalf of the STEM Centre so bookings & queries about the bursary are made via the STEM Centre website

This is a live face to face course


For details on costs of the course visit the STEM Centre website

Outcomes

  • Understand the knowledge requirements of design and technology at KS3 and GCSE and the depth of content needed for successful delivery
  • Develop your confidence to deliver the GCSE subject content, using equipment and resources outside of your material specialism
  • Gain resources and ideas that you can use straight away

Content

Increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar design and technology theory. This two day course will help you to develop practical approaches for delivering the theory content in key stage 3 and core GCSE design and technology curriculum.This course will support the teaching of all GCSE awarding bodies and material specialisms. The majority of taught content will focus on activities that can be carried out in a non-specialist room supporting practical approaches without the need for traditional machinery.

  • Teaching the tricky bits eg levers, mechanisms, forces, stresses, electronics
  • Developing material knowledge, exploring the properties and uses of a range of materials
  • Hands-on experience of materials, developing your confidence in processes that might be outside of your traditional specialism
  • Exploring how non-traditional equipment can be used in a classroom to teach GCSE subject content, allowing for activities to be carried out in a non-specialist room
  • Lots of ideas for activities that can be used in the classroom to develop your key stage 4 curriculum
  • Suggestions on how current classrooms and staffing might be used to deliver the design and technology

Please note, whilst this course will spend time focused on equipment, the majority of content will focus on activities that can be carried out in a non-specialist room and approaches to teaching KS3 and GCSE content without traditional machinery.


What delegates say about this course

Excellent examples of practical tasks and how they relate to the new course. All good but especially the link with textiles. 

Some great ideas and processes I hadn’t thought about. 

Great ideas and a lot of fun - great ways to introduce theory in a practical way. 

Starting to bring D&T alive in a new and exciting way. Great inspiration. 

Very clear and informative - good mix of activities and information. 

Excellent, so useful. Easy to understand, lots of resources and ideas.


How to book this course

We deliver this course on behalf of the STEM Centre so bookings & queries about the bursary are made via the STEM Centre website


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