Dear Professor Baz,

Thank you for your text book Design and Technology in Today’s World; A first look. As a teacher already in service when this new subject was introduced to the Primary School Curriculum, I have found it to be very helpful. Previous resources I have accessed to assist me in teaching this subject have predominantly utilized a S.T.E.M. approach. Where this is interesting to students, they have lacked the experience or understanding of foundational principles to knowledgably solve the problems within the projects. This approach becomes a trial and error approach that in general saw my class copying the one “good idea” that emerged, defeating the purpose of the activity.

This text book, Design and Technology in Today’s World; A first look, is an invaluable tool in teaching the foundational principles of design and technology. It is flexible to suit individual teacher’s teaching styles whilst developing the building blocks for true problem solving and best learning.

The way you have structured this text is both informative and flexible, especially considering it can be used across four year levels. It is also adaptable to be used in conjunction with other resources, such as S.T.E.M. projects.

I believe students will find the colour and graphics of Design and Technology in Today’s World; A first look very engaging.

Thank you for this valuable resource.

Julia. (B. Teach, B. Ed).


Dear Professor Baz,

I liked your book, Design and Technology in Today’s world : A first look, here are my thoughts,

Unlike other books it provides space to write paragraphs and it draws you in to read more from the colours and the fun cartoons it not only a fun exciting independent work book but it can also be used as a learning tool in the classroom! The pictures, the diagrams are it clear and inform you about how you plan your craft then build, and test. I would highly recommend this book for learning.

Sincerely, Tameika (student)


Hello Professor Baz,

Your book Design and Technology in Today’s World: A First Look is a valuable tool for the classroom teacher. It provides easy to understand explanations of what Design and Technology actually means in simple to comprehend terms. The graphics and the book’s layout, along with the Activity Sheets make this book a useful, practical text.

Great Work!

Kristine Phipps (Primary Teacher)