Polymeric Materials in Everyday Life
 Steven Howdle

In this Podcast, Steven Howdle, Professor of Chemistry, talks about his current research into Polymeric materials and how a career in Chemistry doesn't always mean wearing a white coat or working in a laboratory with test tubes.

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How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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