"Design and technology education is full of 'energy and vitality' and ‘has emerged as one of the most exciting, challenging and potentially significant areas of curriculum renovation".
(Layton 1994, p.12)

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DATTA SA through the strong links made with Design & Technologies educators across Australia UK and USA is able to keep informed of the latest research, current trends and future curriculum changes in Technologies Education world -wide.

It is an aim of DATTA SA to be involved in discussions, forums, research projects involving Design & Technologies that are in the forefront of education in Australia at all times

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Dear colleagues and D&T practitioners,

The new and exciting Technologies Australian curriculum is close to being released  This means that exciting & challenging times ahead  for practitioners R-10 It is fantastic that Design and Technologies had been recognised and viewed as a highly required aspect of the teaching and learning for all schools and learners R – 10  DATTA Australia and DATTA SA have played a critical and vital role in ACARA curriculum development, review and final product

DATTA SA has represented the many passionate practitioners and specialist teachers in the D&T area of learning through our active participation in the writing process

DATTA SA is the place that you can receive expert ADVICE, ADVOCACY and DIRECTION   

Technologies Curriculum

  • What is does it mean?
  • What is the learning?
  • What does it look like?
  • What are the implications for teacher, teaching and learning?

If you want the answers to these questions, then contact me Larry.spry@unisa.edu.au OR blspry@bigpond.com DATTA SA President to help facilitate and led in any Staff development, faculty reviews and school leadership involvement in the new Technologies Curriculum.

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Technologies Curriculum

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