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TEP Publications

These publications have been produced as part of the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP). TEP materials do not prescribe what should be taught, or how. TEP has absolute confidence in the professional judgement of teachers to selectively copy or edit the materials as they believe appropriate. These resources are...

A selection of Nuffield Foundation student self-review sheets and booklets explaining key elements of design and technology processes, and a glossary.

A collection of resources to support teaching the principles of biomimicry in design and engineering.

A collection of mini design challenges, themed around different material areas.

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...

These resources suggest a range of activities that can be used to illustrate different aspects of STEM professions.

They were developed by the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University and Babcock for the former Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of the initiative to...

Clip Art Library

These Clip Art images have been produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) and are a representative sample from the TEP clipart CD-ROM. Images are included in the following categories:

* Buildings
* Circuits
* Computing
* Construction
* Controlling
* Drawing

Biomimicry 3.8

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable design. The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s programmes aim to broaden and deepen teachers’ knowledge of biomimicry and facilitate the integration of biomimicry into the...

How to design the world's best rollercoaster in 10 simple steps

Imagine being given a sackful of money and being told to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go...

How to have great ideas: a guide to creative thinking

This is an essential guide for students and young professionals who are looking to embrace creative thinking in design, advertising and communications. Numerous strategies are accompanied by practical...


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