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ERIC Number: EJ781615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Problem Based Learning in Constructed Textile Design
Sayer, Kate; Wilson, Jacquie; Challis, Simon
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v25 n2 p156-163 May 2006
Staff observing undergraduate students enrolled on the BSc Hons Textile Design and Design Management programme in The School of Materials, The University of Manchester, identified difficulties with knowledge retention in the area of constructed textile design. Consequently an experimental pilot was carried out in seamless knitwear design using a Problem Based Learning approach, to determine whether or not this method of learning was more effective for design students. This article investigates the effects of the trial on the student volunteers and documents the shift of focus from teacher to student centred learning. It also outlines plans for future curriculum developments in other areas of constructed textile design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom