Bridge Building Podcast Episode 45: Datta Podcast: Vinesh Chandra – Conference Speaker – New Design Workbook


Today, I’m speaking with Vinesh Chandra now. Vinesh and his co author, Basil Slynko, are talking to us at this year’s conference. You can see them on the first day. My ears pricked up right from the start when I found out that they taught together an eternityago in one of my old stomping grounds. That’s Bundamba and Ipswich many years and many textbooks later, they are here to introduce a new design workbook that has taken a generation of experience to produce, probably perfect for those new to our area, the ones that are coming in from the Technologies Pathways. And to tell you the truth, many of us who are old and perhaps just a little bit stuck in our own ways, you’ll be able to join their workshop on the first day of the conference from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.


Thank you Vinesh, it was great fun!





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.