Collaboratively Writing Instructions
Collaborative work, Table filling, Picture analysis, Fashion-design apprentices
Identify characteristics of a garment and write technical documentation
1 lesson units per month for the duration of the year
Picture annotation tool
In this scenario, fashion design apprentices were asked to fill out a table in a document with all the necessary information for the manufacturing of a garment (e.g., measurements) such as a skirt. The table had to include drawings of the type of stitching used in the manufacturing and sample photos of all the textiles used. Additionally, apprentices had to include symbols related to the maintenance of the garment (e.g., washing temperature).
Description of the teaching approach
This scenario uses peer-writing and collaborative learning so students interact with each other to co-construct their knowledge. In this scenario, students have to collaborate to complete a garment table that describes the manufacturing process of a specific garment by revising the theory together and helping each other in completing all the sections. This collaborative work allows each student to describe the procedure more accurately.
This scenario is valuable also in helping apprentices to revise all the manufacturing steps of a garment which allows them time to reflect and memorise.
It is the original tool used in the scenario. You can post the file containing the picture and the table in Realto and assign it to your students. They can used the integrated picture annotation features to fill in the table. Or you can give your students all the pictures and tables and ask them to create the technical documentation themselves.
Tips and tricks
This scenario could be applied to professions that have a similar type of technical drawing procedure in their curriculum.