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  • Mentioned in this episode
    New podcast: Researching D&T education
    PATT39

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  • After my episode about the EPI report (the state of D&T) I am delighted to be joined by Tony Ryan, chief exec of the Design and Technology Association. Listen to me ask him some awkward questions, his frank replies and honesty about how he feels about the report's findings, plus shares some news about what's next.

    (Update - we recorded this a few weeks ago and D&TA are now in the middle of the events asking for views from head teachers, business and other organisations about D&T.)

    Episode transcript

    Mentioned in this episode
    EPI report
    Conversation article
    Millenium Cohort Data
    D&T Research Strategy Group
    Speak up for Design and Technology: Teacher Consultations



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  • Yet again I'm talking about a book I've edited! This time I'm inviting you to join the debates - which chapters do you want to hear more about? Take a look at the contents page and let me know.

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    Mentioned in this episode

    Debates content page

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  • Wow! This was an amazing conversation with Derek Jones from The Open University about design education and design studios - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    We mooted the idea of recording a follow up with a live audience talking about design studios and design spaces - let me know if you're interested in this.

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    Mentioned in this episode
    EdSIG: https://www.designresearchsociety.org/cpages/design-pedagogy-sig

    The Distance Design Education site is here: https://distancedesigneducation.com/

    There is the Futures of Design Education discussion series (this has hosted a few early and K12 educators): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjBkO1Ss6GoduO6Er4xz_8AAzg9Ay8e55



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  • I made it and thank you for helping me reach this milestone.

    In this episode I reflect on the previous 99, share some news about what's coming up and explain my D&T focus for the next 12-18 months.

    Episode transcript

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  • My first episode in a while thanks to Max Pownall's 3 guest episodes.

    Episode transcript


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  • The final episode from Max Pownall (you can hear Alison and Max chatting in episode 76).

    This week Max talks with Suzie Hayes, a designer and lecturer from Nottingham Trent University.

    Episode transcript

    Where you can find Suzie:
    NTU page
    LinkedIn

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  • Another episode with a different voice! This week Max Pownall (you can hear Alison and Max chatting in episode 76) talks with Hannah Manley, a design PhD from Nottingham Trent University.

    Episode transcript

    You can find Hannah:
    ResearchGate
    NTU page
    Design Council


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  • Time for a different voice! This week Max Pownall (you can hear Alison and Max chatting in episode 76) talks with Emily Brook, a design lecturer from Nottingham Trent University.

    Episode transcript

    Where you can find Emily:
    Emilly's NTU page
    Linkedin


    Mentioned in this epsiode
    The Guilty Feminist – The comedy podcast hosted by Deborah Frances-White

    Unfinished Business


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  • Last week a new report was published by the Education Policy Institute 'A spotlight on Design and Technology study in England'. It tells us the glum picture of D&T entries at 16 and 18, plus some more about the pupils and where they are located. These are my thoughts on the the data, my analysis and thoughts about what we can do next.

    Episode transcript

    Mentioned in this episode

    A spotlight on Design and Technology study in England


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    Please offer your feedback about the show or ideas for future episodes and topics by connecting with me on Twitter @hardy_alison or by emailing me.

    Leave me a voicemail message on SpeakPipe

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  • In this episode, Drew Wicken shares his experiences of doing an MA and what he discovered about D&T online learning


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    Mentioned in this episode

    Drew on Twitter

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  • If you're interested in studying for a doctorate, want to explore more about your D&T practice, then listen to me and Verity chat in this week's episode about the how's and why's.


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    Mentioned in this episode

    Twitter: @VerityAiken
    Emai: [email protected]
    Work webpage: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/education/verity-aiken

    Course webpage: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/education/res/this-year/doctor-of-education


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  • How do teachers' value D&T? and do they agree? This week I'm sharing our preliminary data analysis exploring how people value D&T.

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    Mentioned in this episode

    PATT on the Edge: Technology, Innovation and Education (PATT39 Conference 2022)

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  • Finally wJames Bleach, Dave Bausor and me found a mutually convenient time, working across international time zones, to talk about empathy in D&T.

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    Mentioned in this episode

    Big Life Fix https://youtu.be/munVsXsqqSc

    Jude Pullen https://www.youtube.com/c/JudePullen

    PrintLab https://www.makeablechallenge.com

    Empathy Toolkit https://www.ashoka.org/en/files/startempathytoolkitpdf

    http://designonline.org.au/toolkit-empathy-toolkit/

    E-Nable https://enablingthefuture.org

    DOT – Bill Nichol - https://www.education.designingourtomorrow.com

    Dave Bausor online
    Twitter @topbrum
    Facebook TopBrumD&T
    Instagram dave_bausor
    Work webpage www.elycollege.com

    James Bleach online
    Instagram –jambledandt
    LinkedIn – James Bleach
    Twitter - @Edu_jbleach and @jambledandt
    Facebook – Group: JambleD&T
    Website – www.jambledandt.com


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  • Helen is a national leader in sustainable fashion and brings this into the D&T curriculum and her teaching through her websites and programme.


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    Mentioned in this episode

    SustFashWales

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  • If you're a D&T teacher, you're probably already doing some education research; this week I talk about how practitioner research aligns with design practice.

    Episode transcript

    Mentioned in this episode

    PATT39
    Writing programme for D&T teachers:
    Keep Writing
    How to write about your D&T practice

    Roberts, P., 2001. Aspects of research concerning design education. Design and technology educational research and curriculum development: the emerging international research agenda, p.10.

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  • I talk about the value of D&T, but what about how values are taught in and through D&T? This week I share thoughts from David Layton, Mike Martin and me about the importance of values in D&T.


    Mentioned in this episode
    Thinking Allowed

    Layton, D., 1992, Values in Design and Technology. In: C. Budgett-Meakin, ed., Make the Future Work. Harlow, England: Longman, 1992, pp. 36-53.

    Martin, M., 1999, Exploring values in design and technology. In: D. Lawton, J. Cairns and R. Gardner, eds., Values and the curriculum; the school context. London: Curriculum Studies Academic Group, 1999, pp. 199-207.

    Hardy, A.L., 2015. What's D&T for? Gathering and comparing the values of design and technology academics and trainee teachers. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 20 (2), 10-21.

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  • The final episode of 2021 and I've plans for taking things in a new direction for 2022.

    Listen to previous episodes with the new guest hosts:

    TD&T076 Talking about design education in schools and higher ed with Max PownallTD&T053 Talking gender and D&T with Ulrika SultanTD&T21 Talking with Liam Anderson



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  • This week I'm inviting you to join my writing programme for D&T teachers. Its set up for those who will be presenting at the PATT39 conference in June 2022 but I want to invite more of you to come along and join my community of D&T writers.

    Go to my Eventbrite page to find out more: Dr Alison Hardy


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  • This week I'm reaching out for some help. I'm applying for an Associate Professor position at Nottingham Trent University and as part of that I need evidence of how my work has impacted on you.

    You can do this by either sending me an email or leaving a voice message on SpeakPipe. All you need to write or say is:

    What work of mine has influenced you (book chapter, paper, presentation, event, conversation or podcast).How has my work influenced you?Has it made you think differently about D&T or your practice? Do something differently at work, in your classroom, department or school?Change something?


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