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Tea ‘N Chat – Research Findings – Future of Textiles Education

Tea ‘N Chat – Research Findings – Future of Textiles Education

TEA ‘N CHAT –  Future of Textiles Education Research Findings
An update on the findings of research undertaken by TSC into the current situation of textiles in the curriculum and future opportunities.

12 MARCH 2024
TIME:  7-8pm 
FREE EVENT

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As you may be aware and even contributed to, the research we have been undertaking to better understand the current position and teaching of textiles education now, from time-tabling to subject content, as well as what you think needs to happen to ensure its place in a future curriculum.

This session is to show the results of the research which was took place through surveys, focus groups and talking with individuals and organisations,  and give you another opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

The research was about obtaining a baseline of what is happening now, and what changes may be needed in the future. Your opinion and reflections are important to help us inform government, awarding organisations, professional associations and teacher trainers.

There are some big questions. If all young people are to get an opportunity to learn about textiles, how should schools plan and implement this? Textiles has been part of Design and Technology since the start of the National Curriculum in the 1990s; should it remain as part of this subject? Should it stand outside of D&T? Would textiles be better served if it sat with Art? 

There are strengths and weaknesses in the different positions and plans that might be adopted by schools.  But what will lead to a strong position for textiles education?

This session is to show the results of the research and give you another opportunity to contribute to the discussion.


RESEARCH LEAD:   ROY BALLAM  BA (Hons), MA, School Education Consultant

Roy Ballam works as a school education consultant, after leaving a leading charity as Managing Director and Head of Education.
He has been involved in numerous teaching and education programme, initiatives and publications, including those in the UK and internationally.
He is an experienced educational leader specialising in education management, training, resource development and research, and policy development and implementation. Throughout his career, he has used ICT to help bring subject-specific learning to life and support teachers through innovative, but pragmatic approaches. Roy originally trained as a food and textiles teacher and has been a GCSE moderator and A-level principal examiner.


The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
We are always looking for new Associate members, so if you would like to join this small team then do contact us at: info@textileskillscentre.com

At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. If you are able to support us with a donation, however small, this will help to enhance the work we are doing.

You can donate using the DONATION button below which will take you to the Paypal donations page, or select an amount when you book the event. All donations gratefully received.

DONATION
Heat Press Techniques For Textiles (For Teachers) – Milton Keynes

Heat Press Techniques For Textiles (For Teachers) – Milton Keynes

Venue:     MILTON KEYNES ACADEMY, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes, England, MK6 5LB

Date:        Saturday 11th NOVEMBER 2023

Time:        9.30 – 15.30


 

An Exciting Practical Face to Face Course for Teachers of GCSE & A Level Textiles.

This is a totally practical day of workshops, doing a large variety of Heat Press Techniques for Textiles. This course is aimed at Textiles and Art teachers who are either new to teaching GCSE/A Level Art & Design or those who want to add to their resources by spending a whole day developing exciting new ideas and getting the most out of your heat press. These will be linked to themes, artists and designers.

MORE INFO & BOOKING:

MORE INFO & BOOKING

Fabric Manipulation Skills Course (For Teachers) – Guildford

Fabric Manipulation Skills Course (For Teachers) – Guildford

Venue:    St. Catherine’s School, Station Rd, Bramley, Guildford GU5 0DF

Date:       Saturday 4th November 2023

Time:        9.30 – 15.30


An Exciting Practical Face to Face Course for Teachers of GCSE & A Level Textiles for both Art & Design and D&T.

This is a totally practical day making your own techniques sketch book, that can be used in the classroom by students of GCSE & A Level.


Course Review:
“The course was great, we covered so much In the day and you couldn’t fail to come away inspired!  So many new techniques learnt – a great course!”   Fay Deignan Feb 2022


This course is aimed at Textile and Art teachers who are either new to teaching GCSE/A Level, or those who want to add to their resources by spending a whole day creating a constructed techniques resource book.

FOR BOOKING & MORE INFO:

MORE INFO & BOOKING

Tea ‘N Chat – Dr Sarah Davis Looks at D&T Research

Tea ‘N Chat – Dr Sarah Davis Looks at D&T Research

RESEARCHING D&T WITH DR SARAH DAVIES (NTU)

TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER – Time 7 – 8pm  

FREE EVENT – Join our 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.

THE FREE EVENT IS RUN ON ZOOM.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK:       BOOK HERE


 

DR SARAH DAVIES (NTU) PHOTODr 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.


 

The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
We are always looking for new Associate members, so if you would like to join this small team then do contact us at: info@textileskillscentre.com

At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. If you are able to support us with a donation, however small, this will help to enhance the work we are doing.

You can donate using the DONATION button below which will take you to the Paypal donations page, or select an amount when you book the event. All donations gratefully received.

DONATION  

 

Tea ‘N Chat – Discuss the GCSE ESA

Tea ‘N Chat – Discuss the GCSE ESA

FREE EVENT – Join our TEA ‘N CHAT with HAIDEE FOYE & NICKY SIMPSON

An opportunity to discuss the GCSE ESA(Externally Set Assignment) with fellow teachers and how best to approach the themes. We will be using breakout rooms for each board, so that you can network and discuss ideas and best practice.

The session will be lead by Haidee Foye and Nicky Simpson.

BOOK HERE


The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
We are always looking for new Associate members, so if you would like to join this small team then do contact us at: info@textileskillscentre.com

At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. If you are able to support us with a donation, however small, this will help to enhance the work we are doing.

You can donate using the DONATION button below which will take you to the Paypal donations page, or select an amount when you book the event. All donations gratefully received.

DONATION

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