About the Journal

Welcome to the DATE Journal’s new home!  Design and Technology Education: An International Journal (the DATE Journal) is now being hosted by Liverpool John Moores University

Design and Technology Education: An International Journal is a research journal that  provides a broad and inclusive platform for all aspects of Design and Technology Education, Design Education and Technology Education in primary, secondary and higher education sectors, initial teacher education (ITE) and continuous professional development (CPD). The mission of the Journal to publish high quality research, scholarly and review articles at the leading edge of development of theories and practices of Design and Technology Education that increase insight, support understanding and add to global discourse.

All content in Design and Technology Education: An International Journal is freely available through open access on the LJMU Library Open Journal Service and is linked to from the Design and Technology Association's website's 'Research' page: https://www.designtechnology.org.uk/for-education/research/. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs) associated with the inclusion of articles and papers.

The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Journal has moved from the previous hosting site at Loughborough University and is now open for submissions at Liverpool John Moores.  As Editors, we are excited about our new home and look forward to continuing to publish our Open Access Journal and to be able to offer open access to all of the Journal’s Archives.  Historic articles from Loughborough University have now been moved to Liverpool John Moores and are all available under the ‘Archives’ tab on the Journal’s home page. 

Articles are available to anyone who wishes to view or download them.  In order to submit an article it is necessary to register, using the link in the top right hand corner, before uploading a submission or go to “make a submission”.  Registering on the site is also a good idea for those who wish to receive news, updates and notifications about new and upcoming issues.

We are grateful for the support we are receiving from Liverpool John Moores and look forward to welcoming both old and new readers and contributors to our new home.



Design and Technology Education: An International Journal Volume 29 No.1 is now published.


The first issue of 2024 presents a diverse assemblage of articles focusing across the breadth of design and technology education and providing opportunities to pause and reflect on the value created by such diversity. The issue is made up of five articles from five countries – China, Ireland, Norway, Turkey and USA spanning understandings from mainstream schooling, higher education and professional practice, presenting insights from makerspaces to industrial design culture to visualising research. From an editorial viewpoint the range re-enforces the vision of the journal as an inclusive, open space for contributing and sharing diverse perspectives.

We hope you enjoy reading the articles in this issue. Comments and questions are welcomed by the Editors. Contact k.stables@gold.ac.uk

Looking forward, we are delighted to announce that later in 2024 we will be publishing a Special Issue of the Journal of research articles developed from a number of papers presented at the PATT40 conference Diverse experiences of design and technology for a contemporary and pluralist society held in November 2023. This Special Issue will focus on Design and Technology education in early years, primary and secondary schooling. Authors from across a wide range of countries will contribute valuable insights relevant to practicing teachers, teacher educators and researchers. Watch this space!

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