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Applying a Coherent Academy Training Structure to Vertically Integrate Learning, Teaching and Personal Development in Materials Science and Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Pages: 1484 - 1503

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DOI (Published version): 10.4018/978-1-5225-1798-6.ch060

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An innovative academy structure has been applied to materials education in Swansea University, UK. The Materials Academy has multiple levels and layers, from the basic outreach and public engagement required to attract new through to doctoral training. The academy offers multiple paths for progress...

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Published in: Materials Science and Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
ISBN: 978-152251799-3
Published: 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa34591
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