Textile & Curriculum

 

CURRICULUM FOR ADULTS EDUCATION IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

 

What are you going to learn?

The course is addressed to adult people who  wish to develop new skills and competences throughout the approach to the textile history and techniques.

The course is divided into four units of ten hours each, with the additional unit for the language classroom;  two hours classes will be held twice a week . The units will be organized in different activities such as: research,  oral presentations and practical workshops. Students will be guided by the teacher in every activity.

The course will be focussed on:

  • Textile history;
  • Printing techniques and digital art;
  • Textile and sustainability.

The purpose of the course with the final workshops is to offer to students an inclusive creative experiences that help to achieve the necessary requirements to undertake an effective learning process, including:

  • Developing an ecological and responsible attitude;
  • Increasing manual skills and developing creativity;
  • Consolidating the basic learning (reading, writing) through the stimulation and enhancement of cognitive critical precursors;
  • Contributing to the reinforcement of intellectual abilities and criticism;
  • Enriching the emotions through the stimulus of expressiveness in participation and social collaboration situations.

 

UNIT 1

How did our ancestors weave their fabrics?

Unit duration: 10 hours

 Frontal Lecture – 1 hour

Key Competences

The teacher introduces the students to the general topics of textile history.

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

 Students Teamwork – 4 hours

Key Competences

The teacher divides the class into small groups and assigns each of them one of the following  topics to research about:

  1. Textile’s history in Bulgaria
  2. Textile’s history in Italy
  3. Textile’s history in Spain
  4. Textile’s history in Latvia
  5. Textile’s history in Greece
  6. Textile’s history in England

 

•digital competence

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

 Students Presentation – 2 hours

Key Competences

 

Each group will present their research to the rest of the class trying to point out the main features of the period dealt with.

•communication in the mother tongue

•digital competence

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

  Practical activities – 3 hours

 

 

 

UNIT 2

How do we decorate fabrics?

Unit duration: 10 hours

 Frontal Lecture – 1 hour

Key Competences

The teacher introduces the students to the general topics about mechanical and digital printing.

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

 Students Teamwork – 4 hours

Key Competences

The teacher divides the class into small groups and assigns each of them one of the following  topics to research about:

  1. Ancient hand printing
  2. Mechanical traditional fabric printing
  3. Rotative printing
  4. Stencil printing
  5. Digital printing

 

•digital competence

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

 Students Presentation – 2 hours

Key Competences

Each group will present their research to the rest of the class trying to point out the main features of the techniques dealt with.

•communication in the mother tongue

•digital competence

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

  Practical Activities – 3 hours

 

 

 

UNIT 3

Do our clothes contrinute to the global pollution?

Unit duration: 1- hours

 Frontal Lecture – 1 hour

Key Competences

The teacher introduces the students to the general topics about natural vs synthetic fabrics and dyes, and their impact on environment.

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

 Students Teamwork – 4 hours

Key Competences

The teacher divides the class into small groups and assigns each of them one of the following  topics to research about:

  1. Natural fabrics and their impact on the environment
  2. Synthetic fabrics and their impact on the environment
  3. Natural and synthetic dyes and their impact on the environment
  4. Fast fashion and the consequences on the environment
  5. Sustainable future solutions

•digital competence

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

 Students Presentation – 2 hours

Key Competences

Each group will present their research to the rest of the class trying to point out the critical aspects of the textile industry today.

•communication in the mother tongue

•digital competence

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

  Practical Activities – 3 hours

 

 

 

UNIT 4

Let's play and learn!

Unit duration: 10 hours

 Frontal Lecture – 1 hour

Key Competences

The teacher introduces the students to the general topics about sportswear and their usefulness.

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

 Students Teamwork – 4 hours

Key Competences

 

The teacher divides the class into two teams and assigns each of them a name. Subsequently the teacher gives each student a t-shirt on which they have to print the team logo.

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

 Students’ Training – 2 hours

Key Competences

The students train in one sport game decided by the teacher through physical exercises and tactical strategies

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

  Practical Activities – 3 hours

 

 Final Match

 

 

UNIT4B

Textile in the language classroom: A poetry workshop (an inclusive, mixed-ability, intergenerational class)

Unit duration: 10 hours

 Frontal Lecture: mixed group – 2 hours

Key Competences

The teacher brainstorms with students the meaning of the word “poetry”. Some local or international poems evoking memories are read. In a speaking task students share their own memories of the past through textiles with the class.

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

•cultural awareness and expression

 Students in each group – 4 hours

Key Competences

Each group of students work separately on their texts with their own teacher.

In the foreign language class students work on the translation of their texts as well.

•communication in the mother tongue

learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•cultural awareness and expression

 Students Presentations – 2 hours

Key Competences

Students decide how they would like to present their written texts using new technologies whenever possible. Some students record their own voice on the presentations. More advanced students can help others to complete their works.

•communication in the mother tongue

•learning to learn

•social and civic competences

•sense of initiative and entrepreneurship

•digital competence

  Practical activities – 2 hours

 

  Poetry reading

 

 

 

Textiles in Art

Dare2Wow presents in links below two picture collections to supliment the developed curriculum with the rich art heritage that showcases the textile subject in two distinctive ways: how textile production is painted on the canvace and how the famous painters created their art on the fabric.

The Artist's Textiles

https://s.tudy.it/8kxbv

Textiles in Paintings

https://s.tudy.it/cljc5