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Publisher: The Textile Institute
Languages: English
Types: Part of book or chapter of book
Subjects: LB2300, TS

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The active research presented, is based upon an adaptation of Kurt Lewin’s model, which is known as “the spiral”. It demonstrates modifications in the teaching and learning of textiles through practitioner enquiry over a period of three years. The work begins by practitioner reflection, this part of the study illustrates the necessity of continued reflection and its effect with regards to the teaching and learning of textiles. It was found that learners in higher education generally demonstrate more engagement when an active approach to learning is exercised. The study then moves forward into the development of a curriculum, based on the principles of promoting autonomous and self-directed learning, thus, meeting the requirements of the new and viberant textile and clothing industry. Problems relating to the teaching of a practical subject are identified and suggestions are offered in an attempt to improve the learners experience and engagment. The outcome from this first phase of study was a modified textiles curriculum and resource plan. The second phase of the research was the implimention of the plan over an academic year (level 1 and 2 degree). Reflection on the teaching and learning is measured through formative methods providing both qualitative and quantative data.
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