Photo Competition

To mark the launch our new lab we are hosting a photo competition. More details here.

Working group project EOI – The Manifesto for Teaching Online

DeFL is putting together a working group to respond to the recent call for responses around Si├ón Bayne, Peter Evans, Rory Ewins, Jeremy Knox, James Lamb, Hamish Macleod, Clara O’Shea, Jen Ross, Philippa Sheail, and Christine Sinclair (2020). The Manifesto for Teaching Online. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.  If you are interested in joining this group please let Cheryl or Kathryn know.

Call for Chapters – Industry in Education (Edited Book)

Kathryn is currently putting together a book exploring the integration of industry practices and techniques in teaching. If you are interested in potentially putting an article to this please talk to Kathryn and she will be happy to help

Working Group for Cross-curricular into STEM New course in the BTchLn Programme

The School of Ed is currently redeveloping their BTchLn programme
One of the proposed new courses in the final year of the Primary Endorsement is a course (yet to be named) focusing on supporting teachers design learning that is cross-curricular. While this will be wider than just the DT areas (we are generally focused on cross-curricular into STEM), DT will have a strong influence. David Pomeroy and Kathryn are leading this development and we are currently engaging with teachers to explore how this would actually look. So if you are interested in talking about this more (particularly from a primary viewpoint – but open to a wider view too), let Kathryn know and she will connect you with the reference group we have for this project. 


3 March 2021 at 3 pmDeFL Members Meet up Rehua Community Engagement Hub (Room 108)
7 March 2021
Research HuiOnline
22-24 AprilDTHM for Kaiako Conference 2021UC, room to be confirmed
14-15 AprilFLANZ 2021 ConferenceThe lab is hosting a pop up location on UC Campus
21 JulyUC Connect Series – Parenting in a digital world TBA

UC Events

However, for those that would still like to meet and engage face-to-face, UC is hosting  (22nd -24th April).