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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
For the 2017 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference and Expo, the AAFCS Council for Accreditation invited six institutions to submit a proposal for a student/faculty poster for exhibit during the conference. This proposal was to highlight the teaching/learning connection focused on the Family and Consumer…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, M. Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazedjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education that illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (in alphabetical order): (1) California…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, College Programs
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Harden, Amy J.; Friesen, Carol A.; Thompson, Nancy E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is a logical discipline to promote environmental sustainability within the family because it is recognized as helping people make informed decisions about the well-being of individuals and their relationships and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.The objective of this article was to measure the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Consumer Science, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Smith, Kathleen R.; Apple, Laurie; Souhtward, Leigh – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Guided by the five cross-cutting themes of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Body of Knowledge (BOK) two capstone courses (C[superscript 2]) in Apparel Studies were designed to help prepare students for careers, further study, or both.
Descriptors: Clothing, Consumer Science, Family Programs, Curriculum Design
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Bye, Elizabeth; Labat, Karen L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
The core of apparel design education is the studio experience. This article discusses an Integrated Apparel Design Curriculum model built on a foundation of creative and technical experimentation and learning which contributes to developing abstract thinking skills. Various learning styles are supported as students work through the design process…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Strategies
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Sanden, Jan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
Integrating mathematics with family and consumer sciences (FCS) has enabled youth to pass the Minnesota 8th Grade Math Basic Skills test. The test focuses on the eight content areas: (1) problem solving with whole numbers and fractions; (2) problem solving with percentage/ratio; (3) number sense; (4) estimation; 5) measurement; (6) tables and…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Consumer Science, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests
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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
In recent years, FCCLA has updated all of its resources, culminating with the latest release, the "Career Connection and Leaders at Work CD-ROM." Curriculum integration has been a key focus of the updating project, and today each national FCCLA program is supported by materials custom-designed for use in family and consumer sciences (FCS)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, Family Life Education, Student Developed Materials
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Newell, Becky A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004
No one learns in isolation; learning must be tied to real life experiences that are relevant to the student. "Integrated curriculum, interdisciplinary" and "multidisciplinary curriculum, teaming, standards" and "accountability" are terms with which every educator is familiar. "No Child Left Behind" is the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Outcomes of Education