2015 Volume 58 Issue 2 Pages 83-94
In this study, we conducted a research course for students who study making clothes. The purpose of this research course was to make clothes for disabled people. Thus, we prepared lesson plans for 15 classes in which the students would make clothing, conducted the classes, carried out a questionnaire survey, and examined the results.
Throughout the research course, we felt that the creative activity of making clothing for disabled people increased the motivation of students, and that the students saw the experience as benefiting their creative activities.
The study demonstrated the effectiveness of this kind of class, and showed that providing information for pre-learning activities was also particularly effective for creative activities.
However, for this kind of class we need to solve a large variety of problem such as : regarding teaching methods, class content, target group, preparation of materials and teaching aids, target group requests, prelearning activities, guidance for each work group, interviews, communication, and other areas of concern.
In future work, we will further investigate the content and methods of research classes based on the achievements and the problems of this study.