Environmental Education of Young People in Carrying out Design Projects on the Basis of Literary and Musical Folklore
Keywords:Education, environmental education, design project, literary and musical folklore, sustainable fashion, patchwork, textiles
AbstractThe article deals with the problem of environmental education of future teachers in carrying out educational design projects on the creation of fashion collections of clothing. The project has been carried out using the patchwork technique based on literary and musical folklore. In the process of working on the project, students have been prompted to adhere to the principles of ethical design and consumption of clothing, commonly named as sustainable fashion: made-to-order clothing production; use of environmental materials; high quality of products; observance of the rights of employees of the fashion industry and ethical standards in communication with them, protection of animals; repair and processing of clothing; rental of clothing; wearing second-hand clothes. The study uses a method of ecological ritualization that makes it possible to appeal to ethnic traditions. The experimental group of participants of the pedagogical experiment has been tasked to create a collection of clothing on the project theme ―Responsible fashion – trends of the future‖. The purpose of the project is the creative recycling of used clothing, remnants of fabric, yarn and creating of modern and comfortable clothes. The project has been carried out in such stages: 1) research or search; 2) draft; 3) project and 4) technological. To carry out the design project using recycling technologies, a combination of patchwork techniques, ―Crazy Quilt‖ and ―Crazy Wool‖ from waste fabrics and yarns was chosen. The participants of the control group made a creative collection of clothes based on the self-selected creative source. As a result, the largest changes in the number of students with high readiness to follow the principles of responsible fashion have occurred in the experimental group. A pedagogical experiment with a level of significance α = 0.05 has confirmed the effectiveness of design using recycling techniques (patchwork, ―Crazy Quilt‖, ―Crazy Wool‖) for the formation of youth willingness to follow the principles of sustainable fashion.
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