Design and Technology Education: An International Journal is a research journal that uniquely provides a broad and inclusive platform for all aspects of Design and Technology Education, Design Education and Technology Education in primary, secondary and higher education sectors, initial teacher education (ITE) and continuous professional development (CPD). The mission of the Journal to publish high quality research, scholarly and review articles at the leading edge of development of theories and practices of Design and Technology Education that increase insight, support understanding and add to global discourse.

New Special Issue 26.4 Design Education: Teaching in Crisis


We are pleased to announce the publication of a new special issue guest edited by Derek Jones and Nicole Lotz of the Open University UK.  This special issue focuses on research undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic, which provides insights into how teaching and learning was affected and changed during this era.   We would like to thank the guest editors and the authors for the work that has gone into capturing research during the challenging times of the pandemic.   The articles are illuminating and  invaluable, as researchers share ideas, challenges and insights into design education during this disruptive period.

This issue is 26.4 – the first time we have had a fourth issue in a calendar year. We think there is particular value in publishing special issues as additional to the regular three annual issues and would be interested in hearing views on this.  In addition, if any readers are interested in discussing a potential special issue with us, please get in touch

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Vol 26 No 4 (2021): Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. Special Issue, December 2021

Published: 2021-12-17

Design Education: Teaching in Crisis

Derek Jones, Nicole Lotz, Dr


On country – off country

David James O'Brien


Playful absence / absence of play:

Miikka Juhani Lehtonen, Noorin Khamisani, Gionata Gatto


From Sharing Screens to Sharing Spaces

Jon Spruce, Pete Thomas, Sarah Moriarty


The Ones Who Have Never Been Physically in a Studio

Berrak Karaca-Salgamcioglu, İrem Genç


Dual Delivery Design Studios

James Thompson, Kate Tregloan, Philippa Soccio, Huiseung Song


Making the studio smaller

James Benedict Brown


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