Hello everyone, this is my first post and I hope someone can help with my dissertation or point me in the right direction. Initially, i told my lecturer I would like to investigate the reasons why Design and Technology is in threat of being removed from the national curriculum. But I'm not unsure about this area as I feel this area is already well discussed and I don?t want to copy what?s already out there. In my research lately, there are a lot of discussions on why it's in threat and why we need to save the subject. However, I would like to write a paper addressing the issues of how it can be saved from the removal threats. What needs to be done to ensure the subject meets the needs of Schools, Society and our Economy? What's wrong with the current strategies in the subject and why it needs to be changed in order to meet its full potential. I'm also thinking of doing a conference paper instead of a dissertation. The paper would be more about research and result driven than analysing existing resources. I want to know whether I should go down this route and how I could possible go about the research. I was thinking of looking at areas such as, the D&T programme book, subject funding and training, competitions with other subjects, technology growth and innovation, and teaching strategies. Thanks for your time and any suggestion is welcomed.