Initial Teacher Training at Loughborough: Principles and Practice

  • Howard Denton Loughborough University


We live in times when great demands are being placed on the teaching profession. If we also consider the expansion of TVEI and the Baker Technology proposals we can see that Design and Technology has a very special and important role to play. The two main problem areas limiting that role are teacher numbers, via initial teaching training (lTT) and quality. Many of the teachers presently in schools represent good, professional practice but require INSET if they are to be able to translate this practice into the areas of Design and Technology required. The aim of this article, however, to look at some of the principles which guide out thinking in ITT at Loughborough and then briefly to use the PGCE course as an illustration.

Author Biography

Howard Denton, Loughborough University
Department of Design and Technology
How to Cite
DENTON, Howard. Initial Teacher Training at Loughborough: Principles and Practice. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 3, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2023.