Technology Teaching Studies 6: Textile Technology

Course code EDUC3037Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course introduces students to the professional and applied skills required in the focus area of apparel. Through the study of designers, design influences and technology choice, students will develop skills in graphical communication and design application, pattern making and manufacturing. This course also explores fibre technology, utilizes research and experimentation in the area of fibre properties and performance. Students undertake work in a cross cultural and historical context that toward the development of an innovative and creative folio and project item guided by the design brief. Students will demonstrate safe workshop procedures that satisfy WHS guidelines in the technology classroom

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) Know and understand the functional and aesthetic requirements of textiles for a range of applications;
2) To develop practical skills in design, patternmaking and manipulation of textiles through the use of current technologies, including computer linked machines;
3) Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the properties and performance of textiles to the development and manufacture of textile items;
4) Build experimentation skills and critically analyse the discriminatory selection of textiles for specific end uses;
5) Discuss the Australian Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Allied industries;
6) Appreciate the significance of textiles in society;
7) Understand the subject-specific textiles literacy requirements for Stage 5 & Stage 6 textiles and Design;
8) Understand how to design challenging, engaging and supportive lessons and lesson sequences.
Content* Demonstrate a variety of skills through pattern making and the selection and application of materials, tools and techniques.
* Explain the functional and aesthetic properties and the elements and principles of design, as they relate to textiles.
* To find and create sources of inspiration and from them generate and develop ideas into creative design skills that are demonstrated through a range of graphical design mediums.
* Undertake experiments to determine the properties and performance and end use of advanced textile fibre, yarn and fabrics.
* Analyse, reflect and discuss costuming and historical/cultural and contemporary design issues and processes.
* Design and produce patterns for garment manufacturing.
* Produce an innovative year 7-10 textiles folio, from a set design brief, to be used as a teaching resource.
* Identify, assess, manage and discuss the risks of injury and WHS in textile laboratories.
* Research and discuss the Australian Textiles Clothing Footwear and Allied Industries.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1:
Essay and presentation on contemporary Australian fashion designers.
ProjectsAssignment 2A:
Major fashion design project.
ProjectsAssignment 2B:
Fashion design portfolio providing an exegesis of the major project.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching or Bachelor of Education Programs
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC3037