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Bridge Building Podcast Episode 16: The Future of Design and Technology With Dr. Scott Sleap

 

Just imagine teaching kids who are really well prepared for our type of learning, project learning fostering collaboration and communication, critical thinking and above all creativity. And to top it off preparing them for incredible careers in some of Australia’s high growth industries.

The space industry, cyber security, quantum computing or advanced manufacturing to name a few.

This is what Dr. Scott Sleap from Newcastle Uni is foreseeing in our future as design and technology teachers.  I hope you enjoy this episode.

Thanks to Scott for the chat!

 

About the Bridge Building Podcast

“This is the place where we dissect and then discover the many ways ITD teachers all over this country are using their passion to create passionate students. We talk of measuring and manipulating a multitude of materials of design and divergent thought, of creation with our minds and with our hands. And most of all, we talk of growing great young people because of course that is what we do.”

So what does that mean other than I like to show off my alliteration skills? Since coming back to teaching a few years ago the thing that strikes me most, and frankly scared me most is how lonely this job is. How little we know about what is happening in our subject area. The classroom next door, a class in the next school, let alone the next town are a mystery to me. I know there are teachers out there doing incredible things and this (the podcast) is a way for me to find out and be inspired. I would like to invite you along to listen and learn, to be inspired by some of the sensational teachers I speak to on the “Bridge Building Podcast – from technology to the trades”

 

About the Podcast Host

Stephen Anderson is a Design Technology, Trade Training and accidental Science teacher at a small high school 2 hours North West of Brisbane.

 

Over To You

To keep this podcast going, I need your help.

If you know someone who is doing something spectacular or just great fun in design and tech or in trade training, I would love to know about them.

Contact me through my email osaerial@gmail.com

 

Music by:

Viola Pink

My favourite busker from the Nanango markets.

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