Shaping Design and  Technology

Hi, I’m Dr Alison Hardy and I’m an expert in design and technology education, curriculum, teaching and development. As a researcher and D&T leader, I work with organisations and schools to provide insight into the value of D&T education. As an education advisor, I work in partnership with teachers and schools to help them create an innovative and purposeful D&T curriculum.

Shaping Design and  Technology

Hi, I’m Dr Alison Hardy and I’m an expert in design and technology education, curriculum, teaching and development. As a researcher and D&T leader, I work with organisations and schools to provide insight into the value of D&T education. As an education advisor, I work in partnership with teachers and schools to help them create an innovative and purposeful D&T curriculum.

Research

I’m fully committed to understanding and influencing the shape and purpose of design and technology education. I do this by working closely with teachers, students, businesses and the Government.

Podcast

Talking D&T is a podcast created especially for design and technology educators. Join me as I share ideas, news and views about D&T, as well as interviewing teachers and researchers from the D&T education community.

Resources

Whether you’re a student or teacher, there’s something for you here. From book suggestions for students and practising D&T teachers to classroom resources – feel free to dive in. You’ll also find research papers connected with my own work.

Research

I’m fully committed to understanding and influencing the shape and purpose of design and technology education. I do this by working closely with teachers, students, businesses and the Government.

Podcast

Talking D&T is a podcast created especially for design and technology educators. Join me as I share ideas, news and views about D&T, as well as interviewing teachers and researchers from the D&T education community.

Resources

Whether you’re a student or teacher, there’s something for you here. From book suggestions for students and practising D&T teachers to classroom resources – feel free to dive in. You’ll also find research papers connected with my own work.

“The best teachers are the ones that change their minds”

Terry Heick

Podcast

Talking D&T

Talking D&T is a podcast about design and technology education. Join me as I share ideas, news and views about D&T and interviews with teachers and researchers from the D&T community.

Podcast

Talking D&T

Talking D&T is a podcast about design and technology education. Join me as I share ideas, news and views about D&T and interviews with teachers and researchers from the D&T community.

Dr. Alison Hardy

I’m an academic, writer and podcaster. I help shape the practise and future of design and technology education through my research, published resources and lots of conversations with lovely people throughout the D&T education community.

Research interests

My research focuses on ‘The value and purpose of design and technology (D&T) education’. I’m fascinated by this area and have identified a diverse range of values attributed to D&T across a number of stakeholders. I also explore design and technology knowledge – what it is and how it’s taught.

Publications and podcast

I edit the Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School (4th edition), Debates in Design and Technology (2nd edition due out in March 2022) and host the Talking D&T podcast. Explore my podcasts

I love to talk about D&T … a lot!

To me, design and technology are far more than an interest, you might even call it an obsession. I love to talk to people about design and technology, I lead research about D&T, plus I also lead on thinking about design and technology knowledge.

If you’re interested in design and technology, then I’d love to talk to you too.

Dr. Alison Hardy

I’m an academic, writer and podcaster. I help shape the practise and future of design and technology education through my research, published resources and lots of conversations with lovely people throughout the D&T education community.

Research interests

My research focuses on ‘The value and purpose of design and technology (D&T) education’. I’m fascinated by this area and have identified a diverse range of values attributed to D&T across a number of stakeholders. I also explore design and technology knowledge – what it is and how it’s taught.

Publications and podcast

I edit the Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School (4th edition), Debates in Design and Technology (2nd edition due out in March 2022) and host the Talking D&T podcast. Explore my podcasts

I love to talk about D&T … a lot!

To me, design and technology are far more than an interest, you might even call it an obsession. I love to talk to people about design and technology, I lead research about D&T, plus I also lead on thinking about design and technology knowledge.

If you’re interested in design and technology, then I’d love to talk to you too.

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Free resources

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Monthly updates

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Access latest research

Stay aware with links to newly published D&T education research.

Get involved

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Dr. Alison Hardy

I’m an academic, writer and podcaster. I help shape the practise and future of design and technology education through my research, published resources and lots of conversations with lovely people throughout the D&T education community.

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Dr. Alison Hardy

I’m an academic, writer and podcaster. I help shape the practise and future of design and technology education through my research, published resources and lots of conversations with lovely people throughout the D&T education community.

Fill out the form to subscribe to my newsletter.