UK Schools: Relevance of Design & Technology_ Understanding? Relevance?

Following this article from the new Head of the V & A museum his comment echoes a ‘blame culture’ that is continually developing in society. Failure to seek a solution is an attitude that seems to engender many conversations, a path that explore alternatives is masked away…

“Studying design and technology is a kind of immunisation process against robots taking your jobs,” Jeremy Hunt.”Human creativity ultimately cannot be taken, we think, at the moment, by some robot,” added Hunt. “So this is not just some fluffy subject that you can enjoy on the side, it’s a hard subject.”

The Creative Industries Federation warned this fall in students taking arts subjects coupled with Brexit could lead to a “talent crisis” in the industry.

We should be lookig into a an explorative and cross curriclar link into how we educate the many students ready to make their meaningful contribution to society.

To provide an education that forsters a child to be in comfort zone, results in making them a passive learner waiting for instructions to be provided…. alternative is to encourage the kids to be explorers in schools_ parents are relying on schools and schools hope the parents will encourage the kids to develop this further… the rise of private tutors and quasi organisation which claims to be problems solvers are dangers to an education on the edge of a cliff

we can’t all be lawyers_ the lack of creatvity hampers other profession,

strathclyde uni has introdued a module on interpersonla skills_




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