The Research and Development Centre CARDET (www.cardet.org) had a meeting with the inspectors of Secondary Education of Design & Technology, Physics, and Home Economics at the premises of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, on the 16th of January, 2013, in the framework of the project “Make the Link”. This project envisions in integrating issues around Technology Justice into the Science and Technology curricula of the early secondary classes of the EU member states’ educational systems.

The meeting was aiming to inform the aforementioned instructors regarding the progress of the project and the next steps. CARDET and the inspectors had a positive attitude throughout the meeting and they discussed for all the open issues of the project. CARDET’s team gave to the attendees of the meeting a first draft of the teaching material which was developed so far, for the lesson of Technology. The aim was to present the teaching material and to get feedback from all the inspectors, and especially from the inspector of the lesson of Technology.

During the meeting it was discussed the progress of the project and CARDET gave a brief description regarding the teaching material that was prepared for the lesson of Technology. The inspectors provided feedback and made some useful comments on how the material could be improved, in order to meet the needs both of the teachers and the students. Also, they discussed the possibility of engaging some of the teachers of these courses in order to provide counseling during the development of the teaching material. At the end of the meeting, the discussion was focused on the timeframe of the project and the next steps, which include the development of the teaching material for the three lessons, the current needs of each one of the three educational disciplines, the teacher training seminars that will be organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, as well as the implementations that will be made at some schools in the coming school year.