Textiles in the Lower School: A Study of Teaching Methods and Assessment Procedures

Wain, Denise Elizabeth (1993). Textiles in the Lower School: A Study of Teaching Methods and Assessment Procedures. MPhil thesis The Open University.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.ro.0000fef3

Abstract

This thesis investigates the teaching of Textiles to lower school pupils, and reports on classroom research into teaching methods and assessment procedures.

The thesis contains four sections. The first is a personal and general introduction to the topic. The second gives the historical and theoretical background, and then discusses the role of the Textile teacher, with especial regard for the assessment of non-verbal abilities of pupils in the 11-14 age range. The third section selects three classroom studies which demonstrate the writers successful solution to assessment problems, and presents an overall summary and set of conclusions drawn from the classroom projects. Finally the fourth section considers the contribution which the subject of Textiles can make to the National Curriculum.

The contention is that Textiles in the lower school can provide a substantial component of a technological education, and that this component can be assessed in a 'designerly' way.

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