Jason Davies

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary DT & ICT
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​E-mail: jasondavies@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2041 6556
​Room No:​A031




Research Interests:
• Digital Literacy: its impact on learning in compulsory education
• Design and Technology and Computer Science enhancement
• Creativity and collaboration
• Implementation of Successful Futures
• Primary Design Technology


Books / Book Chapters:

Grundy, J et al (eds.) (2008), OCR Design and Technology for A level. London: Hodder.
Davies, J. (2008), Graphic Products, in Grundy, J et al (eds.) (2008) pp. 277-309 .

Other Publications:

Digital Literacy Framework, Welsh Government (2014)
PISA Training Materials, Welsh Government (2013)
Davies, J (2007), CAD/CAMM Industrial Practice Influenced by the Classroom – A Teachers Perspective. Just4Graphics

Conference Papers:

Davies, J (2016) Practical challenges for implementing Creative Learning through the Arts: teacher training, raising attainment and building partnerships. Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: The arts and education - creative learning and cultural education in Wales, 15th November 2016, Cardiff.


2016 – Digital Engagement Group – Cardiff Metropolitan University

2016 – Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) for evaluation of ‘Internet of School Things (IoT@Schools)’ project - £13.5K

2015 – Ongoing – Supporting Creativity in collaboration with CSAD - Primary and Secondary schools – A series of Teachmeets

2014 – Digital Literacy Framework – Welsh Government - Project Leader and key author.

2014 – Digital Literacy Policy – Cardiff Metropolitan University – Team member

2012 – Internationalisation Cross Community Practice – LTDU, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2008 – Awarded an Enterprise grant to develop CAD/CAM resources for a Key Stage 2 transition project

2008 – Present – Leader of Designer in Residence and Computer Scientist's in Residence primary placement.

2008 – St Josephs Transition Project – WG funded.

2008 – Development of Cardiff Metropolitan's e-shop.

2004 – WAP summer school project - Cardiff Metropolitan University.


I lead both the PGCE Design Technology and PGCE ICT and Computing courses at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I am a staff elected member to SMPT and I have sat on a wide range of academic boards including Athena Swan, Learning and Teaching and Research and Enterprise. I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2003 to teach both ICT and Design Technology on our three year primary undergraduate course. I was a year tutor and senior link tutor for this course. I have recently completed work for the Welsh Government that embeds Digital Literacy within compulsory and post compulsory education. In 2016 I was awarded the Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards for Teacher Training Design and Technology Award and more recently I was appointed as a Welsh Government expert to review GCSE, As and A level Design and Technology qualifications for Wales.

Previously I taught ICT and Design Technology in a range of schools in South Wales as well as working for a substantial amount of time leading a Design and Multimedia department in the FE sector.

I have undertaken inspection work for Estyn as well as curriculum consultancy work for ACCAC and Welsh Government. I continue to work very closely with both primary and secondary schools which also includes A level examination work in a range of assessment roles.

Further Information

  • Welsh Government Subject Expert
  • A level senior examiner