The Dyson Challenge – A Great Learning Tool

A simple reminder that sometimes the use of a competition like the Dyson Challenge can really get IB DP students thinking and pushing themselves to be the best DT students they can. As always Dyson goes above and beyond and provides resources including the great 'ideas box' along with many other great resources. They provide a brief and what is great it is extremely broad and could easily fit into the constructive discontent method of beginning a DT IB Major Project ...

Dyson Does it Again – Lone Inventor No More…

Just a quick note to teachers that if you did not know it already Dyson is one of the best examples to use throughout the IB DT course in almost all areas of the syllabus. There is a great article in the Guardian this week in which the idea of constructive discontent comes right to the fore as new rumours of what Dyson and his team are working on are published - supposedly the Dyson Hairdryer is next using the ...

James Dyson Award – Starting a New Academic Year…

The James Dyson Award is a fabulous award to show your students especially those thinking through Major Projects in DP2, or just starting the course and getting an idea for the wonderful world of design. Whether the elegance or Curve a seat for cycles specifically designed for females...or Kwikscreen a way of dividing rooms easily and efficiently to maximize space wins remains to be seen as the judgement countdown suggests 16 days until the winner is announced but a great resource nevertheless. ...