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Redesigning D&T … talking … thinking … and then?

Eddie Norman … investigating? … piloting? … exploring? … modelling? There are many possible responses, but … research … might be one that springs to mind, and it begs many questions. Research has been a term used to describe all kinds of investigations within D&T in schools.   What kind of research? Who should the […]

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Redesigning D&T

Eddie Norman LDP’s new title Redesigning D&T was launched on Tuesday 6 July and these are the 3 key areas I noted concerning its background: the decline of D&T; who the designers of a curriculum should be; and knowledge in D&T. THE DECLINE OF D&T The book is one result of the many interesting discussions that […]

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Talking D&T Podcasts

Eddie Norman There are many issues that need to be discussed and many debates that need to be had concerning design in general education, and Design and Technology in particular.  Dr Alison Hardy’s initiative in creating the Talking D&T  podcasts provides one excellent platform for these to happen. One of the most important is ‘knowledge’ and […]

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Ken Baynes ARCA … Our Friend and Colleague, died on 5 October, 2019

Ken Baynes was born at Eynsford in Kent on 10th April 1934. He studied stained glass at Bideford School of Art in Devon and the Royal College of Art in London, where, in 1959, he became editor of the college magazine, Ark. While editing Ark his professional interest moved to the media, particularly magazines and […]

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Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning Podcast

The background for, and some of the thinking behind LDP’s recent book Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning has been published as a YouTube podcast and can be found here. The slides and transcript of this podcast are also available and can be downloaded here. Eddie Norman is currently working on a book developing the ideas […]

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All LDP’s titles are now available as print replica ebooks

LDP had intended to focus its publication efforts on ebooks, although as things turned out the paperbacks and hardbacks rather established their own momentum. However with the publication of our latest title, we are making efforts to restore the place of ebooks in our portfolio. As a first step, we have created print replica ebooks […]

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Liz Macfarlane reviews Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning

Review by Liz Macfarlane Education Consultant, Vice-President NSEAD An excellent review of LDP’s recent publication can be found on the NSEAD website and can be found here: http://nsead.org/news/news.aspx?id=806 It is also shown below. ‘The collection of papers featured in this book were drawn together as a response to the Department for Education’s Expert Panel, which […]

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Inside a Design Curriculum (by Ken Baynes)

Most writers on design education are (rightly) scornful of our highly standardised school curriculum. We see it as focused on past knowledge, emphasising the academic over the creative and practical. Though it claims to be trying to fit children for adult life, it is not itself orientated towards the future or the skills and understandings […]

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Jeffrey Buckley reviews Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning

Review by Jeffrey Buckley KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Stockholm Jeffrey Buckley’s review of Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning was published in the March 2018 Issue of  Design and Technology Education: an international journal and can be found at: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2357 We have just quoted the start and end of the review below, but we […]

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Review by Dawne Bell of Eileen Adams: Agent of Change

Review by Dawne Bell Edge Hill University Published online in Design and Technology Education: an international journal, 22(1) in May, 2017, the full review can be found at: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2200> The full review includes commentaries on each chapter, and only the introduction and summary are shown below … Authored by Eileen Adams Agents of Change, as […]

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