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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&T089 Action research in D&T

    TD&T089 Action research in D&T

    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.

    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.

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    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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    • 13 min
    TD&T088 Values in D&T

    TD&T088 Values in D&T

    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.

    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.

    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 (https://ko-fi.com/alisonhardy)

    • 15 min
    TD&T087 Introducing some guest hosts for 2022

    TD&T087 Introducing some guest hosts for 2022

    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

    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 (https://ko-fi.com/alisonhardy)

    • 8 min
    TD&T86 Join my D&T writing programme and write with others

    TD&T86 Join my D&T writing programme and write with others

    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


    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.

    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!

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


    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/alisonhardy)

    • 15 min
    TD&T085 I need your help!

    TD&T085 I need your help!

    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?


    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 showThis 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 (https://ko-fi.com/alisonhardy)

    • 6 min
    TD&T084 Drawing to learn with Paul Carney

    TD&T084 Drawing to learn with Paul Carney

    Paul Carney is back to talk about his new(ish) book Drawing to Learn. Like last time, we laughed, chatted and discussed some serious stuff.


    Episode transcript

    Links to Paul's work and the book can all be found at www.paulcarneyarts.com 
    Twitter @paulcarneyarts 

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

    This podcast is funded by consultancy work I do outside my full tiem 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!

    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.


    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/alisonhardy)

    • 47 min

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