"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)
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
Download: 2016 AGM Presentation
Download: DATTA Australia Proposal
Download: Letter to Minister
Download: Response from Minister
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
- 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.firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com DATTA SA President to help facilitate and led in any Staff development, faculty reviews and school leadership involvement in the new Technologies Curriculum.
- Come and Join the Australian D&T Teachers online community!! Click the link bellow to create your own account and start networking:
- ITEEA Journals ARE HERE!!
DATTA SA are trialling a year subscription to Technology Engineering Teacher and Children's Technology and Engineering.
These Journals will be on display at future DATTA PD nights and available upon request via firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out two links above to see a sample.
- DATTA SA response to national Curriculum debate 2008
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