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Sustaining the planet for future generations requires teaching both specialized and general education, emphasizing learning as a life-long process so that students can evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow that may be different from today in ways we can't even visualize. We crafted assignments in the Textiles class to push students beyond the vocational and professional to enable thinking that evolves with the constantly changing universe, linking content proficiency with constant exploration, curiosity and experimentation. To coach students to think beyond the basic facts and into the future, critical thinking projects to identify textiles and to explore new developments in textiles were introduced. Outcomes of both projects aligned with the course objectives listed in the syllabus.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Teaching Textiles: Critical Thinking and Application of Knowledge

Sustaining the planet for future generations requires teaching both specialized and general education, emphasizing learning as a life-long process so that students can evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow that may be different from today in ways we can't even visualize. We crafted assignments in the Textiles class to push students beyond the vocational and professional to enable thinking that evolves with the constantly changing universe, linking content proficiency with constant exploration, curiosity and experimentation. To coach students to think beyond the basic facts and into the future, critical thinking projects to identify textiles and to explore new developments in textiles were introduced. Outcomes of both projects aligned with the course objectives listed in the syllabus.

 

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