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Textile techniques – interesting facts and usefulness from the point of view of elementary schoolers

Gloria Krapež (2019) Textile techniques – interesting facts and usefulness from the point of view of elementary schoolers. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The number of hours dedicated to teaching the subject of textile techniques in the primary school programme has decreased throughout history. The biggest factor that contributed to reducing the amount of time in the curriculum for home economics is the changes in the lifestyle of modern humans. Textile products can be pricewise easily accessed, the buyer can replace, switch or discard (cheap) textile products quickly and for that they do not need any knowledge of textile techniques. Consequently, the knowledge and mastering of specific textile techniques gets lost with each generation; for many student’s school represents the main place where they can still learn these techniques. The mastering of the textile techniques is not only important for making and mending the textiles, but also for relaxing and developing the brain. The research for this diploma thesis was intended to establish the students’ opinions on textile techniques, which techniques they learned in the home economics class and how often they use the techniques at home. The research was conducted in a primary school in Slovenia and included 94 students in sixth and seventh grade. It showed that the students most commonly practically perform the technique of sewing. The students also enjoy sewing, followed by fabric refining. It was discovered that both boys and girls when asked about the interest in certain textile techniques answered similarly. The students noted that everyone should know the basics of sewing after finishing primary school. They also noted that they feel more motivated to learn about textile techniques when they use them practically and not theoretically. According to the results, the students believe that they are more skilled in sewing than in other textile techniques. It was also noted that most of the students never or very rarely use the textile techniques in everyday life while sewing was still the most used by girls and boys alike.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: home economics, textile techniques, textile, handcraft, educational objectives, Waldorf school, cognitive development, self-image, decision-making
    Number of Pages: 49
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Francka LovšinMentor
    asist. Barbara ZamanComentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12593225
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5962
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 12:04
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 12:04
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5962

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