Putting STEM into textiles

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Putting STEM into textiles



This free two day course aims to show how teachers can incorporate aspects of STEM into their technology teaching. 


Part 1

¡Man made fibres; properties and their fair testing.
¡How plastics are shaped and how this can be applied to fabrics.
¡Sublimation printing and the heat press; how it works and how to get the best from it including ideas for recycling plastics.
¡Use of technical textiles and performance fabrics to create modern products including their use in structural components in car bodywork and aircraft fuselages.
¡eTextiles and conductive threads and fabrics.
¡How to adapt existing schemes of work to incorporate STEM.


Part 2

¡Developing resources for use in modified scheme of work using facilities available on the course.
¡A class set of free etextiles resources will be made available to help teachers implement their modified schemes of work.



Target audience: Teachers of textiles and product design


Organiser: Paul Gardiner/Heidi Ambrose-Brown


Course tutors: Paul Gardiner and Heidi Ambrose-Brown


Venue: Finham Park School. 


Dates: Part 1: Saturday 16th January 2010, Part 2: Saturday 23rd January 2010


Times: Arrive - 9:15am, Start - 9:30am, Finish - 4:00pm


Please email paulgardiner@dsl.pipex.com to reserve a place on the course.