Young Foresight was a curriculum development initiative aimed at enhancing pupil creativity by developing pupils’ design ability through collaborative tasks in which groups of pupils designed, but did NOT make, products and services for the future that utilised new and emerging technologies. We believe that designing without making is still a valid pupil activity at Key Stage 3 and whilst some of the detail in these materials is now out of date the overall thrust is very relevant. The Young Foresight resources are available here
The Nuffield D&T materials for KS4 were published as five independent sets of resources to support material specific GCSEs. The resources produced by the project included Capability Tasks, Resources Tasks, Chooser Charts, Design Guides and these are available here.
In both the Young Foresight and Nuffield materials there are many illustrated activities aimed at supporting student engagement which are still worthwhile. We encourage teachers to modernise the activities. For example teachers are free to and cut and paste any useful illustrations into their own resources. If you do update any of the materials you might like to ask us to host copies of the new materials here so that others may benefit from the developments.