Bridge Building Podcast Episode 34: Datta Podcast: With Peter Murphy


Today, I am speaking with Peter Murphy. Now it seems to be a staple on this show to talk to people who are trying to get more teachers into our area and today is another step along that path.  Peter Murphy is ex chair of the DFATTA Australia and now lecturer at several universities teaching design. But most importantly for us has started running a design masterclass for Queensland teachers. This is a program that has been running for a few years in Victoria and I think was the only thing that Victoria had to offer to D&T teachers.  Covid made it on line and now we have access to it too.  I have signed up for next term and am really looking forward to it.   I hope you enjoy our chat, I sure did.


Thanks Peter, for the chat!


If you want to know more, this is a great place to start. Check it here.



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

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


Music by:

Viola Pink

My favourite busker from the Nanango markets.