Check out the list of D&T books below, which have been listed in alphabetical order. Read about each one in the summaries and "Click" on the book title (above) to go to the book publisher. Or use the referencing details to search a library.
This book has been around for a while now, but still has much to offer, with a range of D&T scholars thinking through issues in the subject at the time. It is currently out of print, but available for download on the David and Torben for D&T website. ISBN 1901351009
This handbook is a weighty and scholarly compilation of chapters written by leading researchers in the field of design, technology, and engineering education around the world on a wide range of core and niche concepts. It is currently available for free download from the Springer website. eISBN: 978-3-319-44687-5. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44687-5
Gill, D., Irving-Bell, D., McLain, M. & Wooff, D. (Eds) (in press). Bloomsbury Handbook of Technology Education. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
Similar to the Springer handbook, this text is written by international scholars in the field and is scheduled for publication in 2023. It is comprised of carefully curated and commissioned chapters on technology education praxis (theory and practice).
In this new edition, edited by Alison Hardy, international academics and teachers write about some of the key debates in D&T education today. Debates will be more accessible and affordable than the Bloomsbury and Springer handbooks, which are written for the academic market.
Learning to teach D&T is the standard text for initial teacher training in the UK and beyond. It is a must for beginning teachers and those working with them. The latest edition includes more teachers writing about core elements of teaching in the subject. ISBN 9780367336813. DOI: 10.4324/9780429321191
This is the first edition of Debates, and still interesting and relevant for today, albeit with some of the issues having evolved over the last decade. A useful companion to the second edition (Hardy, 2022). ISBN 9780415689052. DOI: 10.4324/9780203519493
Anyone mentoring or supporting beginning teachers will find this book useful. Chapters written by experienced D&T teacher educators offer insight and guidance on mentoring in initial teacher training or early career teaching. ISBN: 9781351011976. DOI: 10.4324/9781351011976
With food having taken a somewhat different direction in England at GCSE level, with the Food Preparation and Nutrition course replace D&T food, this is a useful and timely handbook for food specialists at any point in their academic career, be it initial teacher training, Masters or Doctoral studies. eISBN: 978-3-030-39339-7. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-39339-7
A useful handbook exploring international perspectives on teaching and learning in technology education. Chapters are written by a range of experienced D&T scholars. This text is aimed at university students and might be out of the price range for many teachers, but is worthy of any comprehensive book list on D&T education. eISBN: 978-3-030-41548-8. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-41548-8
Critique is a relatively new term in technology education circles, which dives deeper into thinking with and about technology than simple evaluation of ideas and products. This is a challenging read, in many ways, but highly recommended for any D&T educator wanting to deepen their understanding of contemporary thinking in the subject. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3106-9