Teacher Testimonial – Dan Hughes Abingdon School
Teacher reviews are the most important feedback we get here at learnbylayers and help us with future curriculum development ideas. We are pleased to share the latest testimonial from Dan Hughes, Design and Technology teacher at top rated Abingdon School UK. Dan is an experienced and well respected author of learning content within the area of Design and Technology, having contributed to many revision guides for national publishers. Dan explained to us below;
“I have been involved with the marking and moderating of GCSE Design and Technology for many years. During the recent period of curriculum reform I had the opportunity to contribute to a range of titles to support teachers in the delivery of the new specifications. The challenge of writing exciting and engaging material was helped greatly by my first hand experiences of leading a department where developments in technology are embraced and where pupils strive to develop both their practical and CAD skills. ”
Abingdon School invested in learnbylayers over a year ago and have been having great success with the resources in their teaching of 3D printing. The images show how established that 3D printing has become in Abingdon with the students designing innovative and creative outcomes only achievable through learning the technology.
Dan is using makerbot 3D printers alongside Formlabs machines, allowing learners to experience a truly 21st century curriculum at Abingdon. One of the aims all technology teachers have is to ensure that their children they teach are well prepared for the jobs of the future and ‘Industry 4.0’. From the outcomes on display at Abingdon we can confidently say that they are leading the way in 3D printing education.
Abingdon School – Dan Hughes Testimonial
We have been using the ‘learnby layers’ tutorials for over a year now and have been really impressed with how they have helped and supported our students increase both their proficiency in Fusion360 and their understanding of 3d printing and additive manufacturing. They are easy to follow, build sequentially on previous learnt skills but also stretch and challenge the most able. As a school they have helped with department CPD and staff training along with helping us imbed the use of 3d printing into the curriculum of all year groups. I highly recommend the resources and look forward to exploring the new resin printing resources.
Dan Hughes – Head of Design & Technology – Abingdon School @abingdondesign