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Vol. 27 No. 4
July-August 2005

The Project Place | Information about new, current, and complete IUPAC projects and related initiatives
See also www.iupac.org/projects

Design of Polymer Education Materials for French-Speaking Countries

The need for a standard in polymer education is recognized and expressed by French-speaking academics of both emerging and developed countries. The aim of this project is to provide the French-speaking countries with a standard for polymer education based on various tools such as books, multimedia, or databases.

The proposed new materials will be elaborated by partners working in separate task groups, each one focusing on a specific medium. The choice of topics to be developed will be made after taking into account the minimum 50-hour program already recommended in France by the French Polymer Group (GFP), which has been active in the production of books for recently nominated teachers. However, these books are only available to GFP members.

The task group for this project includes professors from several European, African, and South American countries. Their work will focus on the production of new books and other media in an effort to provide an effective approach to polymer education in French speaking countries around the world.

It is expected that the materials that will be developed will serve as a standard for the teaching of polymer science at the undergraduate level. The goal of the project is to provide these materials free of charge or at a very low cost, which will certainly be helpful to academics in these countries, but will also help attract more students and foster the discipline.

For more information and comments, contact the Task Group Chairman Gerard Froyer <gerard.froyer@cnrs-imn.fr>.

www.iupac.org/projects/2004/2004-037-1-400.html


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