It has become something of a cliche to open any discussion of CDT with reference to 'sweeping developments' or 'transformation of subject content'. But such is the nature of change at the moment, developments within the subject are difficult to characterise without resort to such phrases.
Herein lies a serious problem both for practising CDT specialists and for those entering teaching. Many important developments and initiatives are by no means fully consolidated yet, and those which are established make the CDT specialist's job an exceedingly demanding one. It is of especial importance, in times like this, that Studies in Design Education, Craft & Technology exists as a meeting place for ideas; it is at once a forum for discussion, and a means of disseminating ideas between specialists. This particular issue of the journal aims to do both these things, and implicitly encourages all colleagues to respond to issues raised.