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.