If you have a feel for working in three dimensions, in a variety of materials, and have a creative flair you will find this course suits you. Design and Technology is an exciting, diverse subject and part of the National Curriculum. It is a subject where intellectual planning meets practical applications, where you must identify a need and then design and manufacture products to meet that need.
Design and Technology at the University of Wolverhampton focuses on two of the areas of Design & Technology: Materials Technology - designing and making in wood, metal and plastics - and Electronics and Communications Technology - working with electronics, mechanisms and pneumatics.
If you want to become a Design and Technology teacher then this course will prepare you to work in schools and to deliver high quality lessons for all pupils. The aim of the Design and Technology course is to develop thoughtful teachers who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school by providing a balanced Design and Technology programme.
Completion of the course will award Qualified Teacher Status along with 60 credits towards a Masters.
You will learn to draw on the theoretical principles underpinning Design and Technology, and how to use this knowledge in your teaching. You will contribute to the teaching of the wider range and content of the National Curriculum for Design and
Technology key stage 3 strategy as well as traditional examination DTcourses within the 11-16 programme. We aim to provide a range of experiences, including post 16 teaching.
Typical modules may include:
Observation of teaching, before undertaking ‘sheltered’ teaching activities, for example teaching parts of lessons or groups of pupils within a class
Progression to teaching single or short sequences of lessons
Further development through planned classroom activities
Development of teaching skills as you move to sustained sequences of lessons
A classroom based investigation into an aspect of your subject pedagogy