POLYMER STUDY TOURS 2013
These four day residential courses are designed to provide teachers with case studies that they can use in contextual teaching of both science and design & technology and they give teachers the opportunity to meet in an informal environment to exchange views on the teaching of science and design & technology. They help to educate teachers on the science, technology and applications of polymers (both plastics and rubbers). From the industry point of view the Polymer Study Tours provide information and create interest, which will promote the recruitment of high quality scientists and technologists for the plastics and associated industries. In addition the courses promote the knowledge of polymers and plastics and their importance to the quality of everyday life and thereby enhance the image of plastics and the plastics industry in the eyes of future consumers.
This course gives you the unique opportunity to visit major plastics processing Companies and to attend lectures and discussions with leading figures from industry and academia . There are sessions in the laboratories where you can operate machines to make and collect samples to take back to school and use test equipment.
The tours have been approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and teachers who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their portfolio.
The three residential courses are basically similar, with differences to suit the local plastics factories that are to be visited and the facilities of the sponsoring Universities.
The Brochure for the 2013 Course which includes an application form is available here:
We are pleased to have sponsorship from a number of companies and if you are interested further details can be obtained here.