Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome to 'Embedding sustainable practice in Design and Technology'

    • Pre-course survey

    • Where are you in your learning at the moment?

  • 2

    Who are the partners?

    • The Design & Technology Association

    • Practical Action

    • The British Council

    • Micro:bit Educational Foundation

  • 3

    Course aims and objectives

    • Course aims and objectives

    • Logistics and format

  • 4

    What is sustainability?

    • Which quote resonates with you?

    • A definition

  • 5

    Thinking global

    • Local to global

    • SDG's

    • SDG's in D&T

  • 6

    Products and practice

    • Product pairs

    • Line ups

    • Sustainability in your department

  • 7

    Lifecycles

    • Six R's

    • What is a lifecycle analysis?

    • What is the impact (online simulation)

  • 8

    Circular economy

    • The circular economy

    • Closing the loop

    • Carbon footprint

  • 9

    Designing with sustainability

    • Who's responsible?

    • Belief circles

    • What's the specification?

    • Let's negotiate!

    • Evaluation tools

  • 10

    Using the micro:bit to tackle the SDG's

    • What is a micro:bit?

    • How to get started

    • The 'do your :bit' challenge

    • How to get involved

  • 11

    Connecting classrooms

    • What is 'Connecting Classrooms'?

  • 12

    Next Steps and claim your class micro:bits

    • British Council survey

    • Share your progress

  • 13

    Summary

    • Where are you in your learning now?

    • Next Steps

Instructor(s)

Director of education

Ryan Ball

Ryan has been a D&T teacher for 17 years, teaching in the U.K., Middle East and Malaysia. He has taught students from age 7 to 18, with his students winning awards for the highest marks in the country and world. He has presented at various educational conferences in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Madrid. He is an Ofqual consultant, F1 in Schools' In-country coordinator and world finalist, D&T author and Autodesk trainer and content writer. He now works full-time for the D&T Association.