We use our Working Papers to share perspectives on D&T education that we believe to be important but that are not necessarily in forms suitable for research or professional publications. For example they may be intended for a teacher audience but too long for a typical professional publication. Or they may be in response to events in the education arena that require responses more quickly than traditional publication vehicles can deal with.
One of the huge advantages of publishing in journals, conferences and books is that you get the benefit of editorial input and, in some cases, academic review from outsiders with considerable experience. It follows that self-publication carries the risk of containing flaws because of the lack of external editorial involvement. We try to mitigate against this risk in two ways. Firstly, however many authors a paper might list, there will always have been others involved in reading and critiquing and these colleagues are acknowledged. Secondly we actively invite comment and critique from the wider community of D&T practitioners and where necessary incorporate these into revised versions.
Links to working papers and their related documentation are listed below.
Re-Building D&T | December 2016
Big Ideas for D&T | March 2017
The Curriculum | August 2017