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FREE RESOURCE: Researching D&T for Textiles


FREE TEACHERS RESOURCE: Researching D&T for Textiles + Sarah Davies

Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers.

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FREE RESOURCE:  Researching D&T for Textiles + Dr Sarah Davies

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Tuesday 17th July – Time 7-8pm    

A TEA ’N CHAT with DR SARAH DAVIES (NTU) who will show us how to access and use the Researching D&T Website to find subject-specific research to guide practice within your department/subject or school.



Blog | Researching D T (researchingdandt.co.uk)

Education Endowment Foundation | EEF

Chartered College of Teaching Home – chartered.college

Research review series: art and design – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Dr Sarah Davies (@sdsdavies) on Threads


Dr Sarah Davies teaches both MA Education and PGCE Secondary D&T courses at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She has a long history in textiles including a knitwear design degree, time working as an Advanced Skills Textile Teacher, and her current academic role.

Since joining NTU, Sarah has completed several research and curriculum development projects. Her doctoral thesis explored the different ways teachers coped with the shift to a single GCSE from subject-specific exams, like textiles. Since completing her doctorate, Sarah and Dr Alison Hardy established Building research capacity and engagement in Design and Technology Education (BRACE) – NTU Innovative Knowledge Exchange project and website – https://www.researchingdandt.co.uk/.

She is passionate about all things D&T and believes that textiles and fashion have a key role to play in young people’s appreciation of the material work and their ability to critique, change and shape that world through design and make activity. Sarah aims to share her work and show the group how to get actively involved in research and access relevant and high-quality D&T research that they can use within their department, subject, or school.   

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