' A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ' - Douglas Adams
Metal and enamel badges displayed at the NEC D & T Show of work done by a student of Edge Hill - click image to enlarge
Welcome to the area of eRiding dedicated to
the teaching and learning of issues relating to Design and Technology.
Here you will find useful information and resources to support
teaching and learning in this area.
How to Access Information and Resources
The resources, in the majority of cases, have been written by professional
educators working within the East Riding of Yorkshire LEA, or by
national education bodies such as the Department for Education Standards.
Please use the menu on the left of the page to access the various
sub-sections of this area, with some links able to expand to show
more links to pages where a "plus" icon is visible.
Here you will find useful and relevant information, and teaching
and learning resources where appropriate.
The individual resources or 'objects' are shown in a horizontal
panel, which includes information relating to the use of the item,
and also the file size, so you can make the choice as to what you
download, depending on the specification of your Internet connection.
Just click on the title of the resource to open, or right-click
to save directly to your computer via the "Save target as..." option.
The majority of the teaching and learning resources are designed
to be downloaded, and then saved, altered and repurposed to suit
the requirements of the lesson or individual user.
Please refer to our copyright policy (the link is in the panel
at the foot of the page).
Please use the addresses provided at the foot of this page to contact
us if you would like more information, or you would like to contribute
information or resources for publication on the site.
Introduction to the D&T Area
Design and Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow's rapidly changing technologies.
"They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality
"The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative
problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team."
"They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to
them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems."
"They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics,
social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices."
"As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design
and technology, its uses and effects."
"Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating
and informed users of products, and become innovators."
National Curriculum Importance Statement
The links from this page will, in some way, support pupils to achieve this.
D&T Latest Newsletter
Please click on the document below for the latest news items relating to D&T.
For more information about the D&T curriculum, please contact:
Sue Griffiths, Secondary Improvement Adviser (Intervention)
Tel: (01482) 392418
The Learning Partnership
Tel: (01482) 391338