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Talking D&T is a podcast about design and technology education. Join me, Dr Alison Hardy, as I share news, views, ideas and opinions about D&T. I also talk about D&T with teachers, researchers and academics from the D&T community. The views on this podcast are my own and of those I am interviewing and are not connected to my institution. Much of the content is work in progress. As well as talking about D&T, I use it to explore new ideas and thoughts related to D&T education and my research, which are still embryonic and may change. Consult my publications for a reliable record of my considered thoughts on the topic featured in this podcast.Podcast music composed by Chris Corcoran (http://www.svengali.org.uk)

Talking D&T Dr Alison Hardy

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Talking D&T is a podcast about design and technology education. Join me, Dr Alison Hardy, as I share news, views, ideas and opinions about D&T. I also talk about D&T with teachers, researchers and academics from the D&T community. The views on this podcast are my own and of those I am interviewing and are not connected to my institution. Much of the content is work in progress. As well as talking about D&T, I use it to explore new ideas and thoughts related to D&T education and my research, which are still embryonic and may change. Consult my publications for a reliable record of my considered thoughts on the topic featured in this podcast.Podcast music composed by Chris Corcoran (http://www.svengali.org.uk)

    TD&T105 Liam and Trudi talking about D&T networks

    TD&T105 Liam and Trudi talking about D&T networks

    Guest host Liam Anderson talks with award winning teacher, Trudi Barrow, about her leadership of a D&T network and career in D&T.

    Episode transcript

    Mentioned in this episode

    Link to Google Folder with the files Trudi talks about: Google Folder

    @TrudiBarrow
    @LiamTAnderson
    If you like the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee to say 'thanks!'

    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.

    If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full time job at Nottingham Trent University and my beloved Patrons. Patrons receive exclusive content and various rewards, depending on their level of support, such as access to my special private Patreon-only  posts and signed copies of my books. Patrons can also suggest topics for my podcast. If you want to support me by becoming a Patron click here. Whilst ongoing support would be fantastic you can make a one-time donation instead, through PayPal (contact me to for details), if that works better for you. If you are not able to support me financially, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sharing a link to my work on social media. Thank you!
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    • 31 min
    TD&T104 Building research capacity and engagement

    TD&T104 Building research capacity and engagement

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

    Episode transcript



    If you like the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee to say 'thanks!'

    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.

    If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full time job at Nottingham Trent University and my beloved Patrons. Patrons receive exclusive content and various rewards, depending on their level of support, such as access to my special private Patreon-only  posts and signed copies of my books. Patrons can also suggest topics for my podcast. If you want to support me by becoming a Patron click here. Whilst ongoing support would be fantastic you can make a one-time donation instead, through PayPal (contact me to for details), if that works better for you. If you are not able to support me financially, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sharing a link to my work on social media. Thank you!
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    • 6 min
    TD&T103 Talking about the EPI report with Tony Ryan

    TD&T103 Talking about the EPI report with Tony Ryan

    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


    If you like the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee to say 'thanks!'

    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.

    If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full time job at Nottingham Trent University and my beloved Patrons. Patrons receive exclusive content and various rewards, depending on their level of support, such as access to my special private Patreon-only  posts and signed copies of my books. Patrons can also suggest topics for my podcast. If you want to support me by becoming a Patron click here. Whilst ongoing support would be fantastic you can make a one-time donation instead, through PayPal (contact me to for details), if that works better for you. If you are not able to support me financially, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sharing a link to my work on social media. Thank you!
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    • 40 min
    TD&T102 Join the debate

    TD&T102 Join the debate

    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.

    Episode transcript

    Mentioned in this episode

    Debates content page

    If you like the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee to say 'thanks!'

    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.

    If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full time job at Nottingham Trent University and my beloved Patrons. Patrons receive exclusive content and various rewards, depending on their level of support, such as access to my special private Patreon-only  posts and signed copies of my books. Patrons can also suggest topics for my podcast. If you want to support me by becoming a Patron click here. Whilst ongoing support would be fantastic you can make a one-time donation instead, through PayPal (contact me to for details), if that works better for you. If you are not able to support me financially, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sharing a link to my work on social media. Thank you!
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    • 11 min
    TD&T101 Talking with Derek Jones about design studios

    TD&T101 Talking with Derek Jones about design studios

    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.

    Episode transcript

    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 


    If you like the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee to say 'thanks!'

    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.

    If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full time job at Nottingham Trent University and my beloved Patrons. Patrons receive exclusive content and various rewards, depending on their level of support, such as access to my special private Patreon-only  posts and signed copies of my books. Patrons can also suggest topics for my podcast. If you want to support me by becoming a Patron click here. Whilst ongoing support would be fantastic you can make a one-time donation instead, through PayPal (contact me to for details), if that works better for you. If you are not able to support me financially, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sharing a link to my work on social media. Thank you!
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    • 39 min
    TD&T100 I made it!

    TD&T100 I made it!

    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

    If you like the podcast, you can always buy me a coffee to say 'thanks!'

    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.

    If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full time job at Nottingham Trent University and my beloved Patrons. Patrons receive exclusive content and various rewards, depending on their level of support, such as access to my special private Patreon-only  posts and signed copies of my books. Patrons can also suggest topics for my podcast. If you want to support me by becoming a Patron click here. Whilst ongoing support would be fantastic you can make a one-time donation instead, through PayPal (contact me to for details), if that works better for you. If you are not able to support me financially, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sharing a link to my work on social media. Thank you!
    Support the show

    • 14 min

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A fantastic listen, even for those experienced D&T teachers out there

I stumbled across these podcasts recently and I have found them really engaging. I’m a Head
of D&T and enjoyed listening to refreshing thoughts and opinions about the teaching of this subject. Nice short and concise content which is perfect for a drive into work.

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