Unleashing creative design ideas from your students TY215 / A15

Start date
10 Jul 16
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


How do we encourage our students to be creative and take risks?

How do we turn a blank piece of paper into a well-designed product?

This course will equip teachers with ideas and resources to encourage creativity in the D&T classroom. Over two days, we will look at what creativity means within the D&T landscape, the challenges that trying to be a creative designer creates and the common ‘tricky bits’ that students (and teachers) struggle with.

Sessions will focus on:

  • how creativity can be encouraged further down the curriculum, with practical ideas and projects that have been tried and tested
  • how does industry do it? Hints and tips from industry experts on generating ideas
  • ideas for scaffolding the creative process for weaker students
  • developing project ideas that encourage creativity and spotting those that discourage it

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk for more information.


You will be able to:

  • gain ideas to create a scaffolded creative design process for your students
  • develop project outcomes that will encourage creativity at KS3 and KS4
  • align projects in the classroom to the real life demands of the design workplace


Unleashing creative design ideas from your students10 July 201619:30-20:30National STEM Learning Centre
Unleashing creative design ideas from your students11 July 201609:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre



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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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