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Preparing to teach textiles

Lawson, Suzanne and Ambrose-Brown, H. (2020) Preparing to teach textiles. In: Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience (4th edition). Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 85-100. ISBN 9780367336783 (hardback), 9780367336813 (paperback), 9780429321191 (eISBN)

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Textiles taught as part of the design and technology curriculum focuses on the use of fibres and fabrics, sometimes with other materials, to solve a specific problem for an identified end use. Chapter 6 Preparing to Teach Textiles looks at how a knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, designing and the production of functional items contribute to a curriculum area offering opportunities for creativity, innovation and solutions to real problems. This chapter looks at teaching textiles within the design and technology curriculum at lower secondary and examination level exploring the knowledge and skills required to teach the subject. It discusses approaches to design and making as well as providing examples of the technical knowledge required to teach the subject alongside teaching ideas and approaches.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: secondary education, classroom practice, design, technology, textiles, teaching
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LT Textbooks
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Suzanne Lawson
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 12:21
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 12:21

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