Embedding Contextual NEA Skills into KS3 - Full day

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Start Date: 13th June 2024

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Member Price: £199.00

Your Price: £270.00

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Full-day, face to face course in Birmingham

This full-day course, working with contexts is key in Design and Technology yet can provide challenges for teachers and students. This 1-day face to face course explores the freedom and opportunities open to students when working from contexts within Design and Technology and is an opportunity to discover and embed key strategies for developing the skill set required by students in KS3 before embarking on their GCSE live contextual challenge.

Course objectives:  

  • Investigation of techniques and stimuli to encourage design creativity and innovation
  • Access to, and exploration of, a toolkit of suggested approaches to deliver D&T with a user-centred approach
  • Discussion and advice around the implementation of contextual designing to help with the Non-Examined Assessment for GCSE
  • Analysing contexts
  • Non-linear approaches to design
  • Linking to the NEA

By participating in this course, you will:  

  • Be able to engage in activities designed to support your own delivery methods
  • Understand how to embed contexts into your current curriculum
  • Have greater confidence on how to change to ensure a user-centred approach
  • Gain case-studies to use in teaching and development
  • Be able to ensure that the D&T curriculum works towards developing skills and attributes required for success in the NEA
  • Also engage in activities designed to support their own delivery methods in the classroom
  • Live contextual challenges will not be discussed on this course in line with Awarding Organisations regulations.

You are advised to bring a laptop/portable device with you. 

Meet your Trainer

Paul Woodward – Curriculum Consultant

Paul has been teaching D&T for almost 30 years with most of those years as a Head of Creative Arts Faculties or as Head of D&T. Following a degree in 3D design, Paul initially trained for the Post 16 sector, so he has extensive experience of teaching A Level D&T, but he has taught the subject from KS2 onwards in a wide variety of schools ranging from Pupil Referral Units to Prestigious International Boarding schools. Paul’s MA is in Education specialising in Professional Development in Teaching and Learning which led to him working as a consultant, course designer and presenter for D&TA alongside his industry and teaching roles…

Read more about Paul

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Make UK Technology Hub , Nobel Way
West Midlands
B6 7EP

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