The Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) is launching a 3-D printing and design course intended for primary and secondary school teachers, with the aim of discovering the potential of printing technology to create prototypes intended for school projects across a broad spectrum of curriculum subjects: Technology, Visual and Artistic Education, Mathematics and Science.
The course will take place on Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 May, at 16:00 and 20:00 at the mNACTEC, with 35 primary and secondary teachers registered to attend.
The course, delivered by specialists covering the technical and educational aspects of the training content, will provide the tools required to design an object, or, starting with a design that has been created, to transform it into a model that can be printed using one of the current technologies.
One of the aims of mNACTEC is to showcase scientific and technological knowledge among teaching staff, serving as a driving force behind educational innovation and the transfer of knowledge into the classroom. The course on design and 3-D forms a part of the mNACTEC educational programme, that includes training intended for teaching staff, in partnership with the Centre for Specific Educational Resources to Support Innovation and Educational Research, of the Department of Education of the Autonomous Regional Government of Catalonia.