This booklet is intended for young people of all ages; in fact anyone, doodlers to designers, who enjoy making patterns. You require nothing more than a pencil, although a few felt pens , a pair of compasses, a pair of scissors, a small mirror and a straight edge would be useful.
A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on food technology. The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student pages and resource tasks).In...
The Nuffield Foundation began supporting design and technology in 1990 by establishing the Nuffield Design and Technology Project. The project's approach focused on 'combining the intellectual with the practical'. A wide range of curriculum materials were produced that work well in the classroom. This collection...
A range of Nuffield Foundation materials to support the teaching of design and technology at Key Stage Three. The resources are:
*Sheets and tables
The project's Key Stage Three Student Book is available from Longman...
A range of Nuffield Foundation materials to support the development of students' design skills, which are key to increasing GCSE performance. The resources are:
Nuffield Secondary Design and Technology guides for Key Stage Four provide a straightforward way for students to become familiar with the sorts of questions they should ask when designing for a particular focus area.
The design guides can act as a stimulus for students who are having difficulty in deciding on a...
The Nuffield Design Hexagon for Key Stage Four covers the design strategies that students need to consider be successful at designing products that meet the needs and wants of people in real life situations.
Design Hexagons have been developed for each focus area: electronic products, food technology, graphic...
A selection of Key Stage Four resource tasks developed by the Nuffield Foundation. These are short, practical focused, activities designed to teach the resources for capability in a way which should intrigue and amuse students.
Tasks are available for Key Stage Four on electronic products, food technology,...
A range of Nuffield Foundation resources for students to develop and reveal their capability, longer more open tasks requiring designing, making and evaluating are necessary. Sometimes these activities are referred to as projects, or design and making assignments.
In Nuffield Design and Technology these are called...
A selection of chooser charts developed by the Nuffield Foundation, focusing on designing at Key Stage Four to help students make decisions about approaches to take for strategy and communication.
Tasks are available for Key Stage Four in electronic products, food technology, graphics products, product design and...