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Title of the Experience
Computer, material science and ergonomics
Name of the teacher
Maria Deptuła-Chocholska
Country where it took place
School typology
Primary school
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
How to arouse ambitious boys’ interest in clothing, fabrics, and girls’ interest in design of everyday objects and ergonomics? Give them a new non-standard working tool...
Topics on clothes, history of dress, functions of clothing, construction of woven and knitted fabrics are included in curriculum of technical education. Without sexism we could say that we can gain the interest of schoolgirls but boys usually treat it as boring. During the technology classes students sew, embroider and cut. As it is well known, however, not all have such a skill. For some sewing a button will remain a problem till the end of his/her life. Similarly, the principles of rectangular projection, dimensioning technical drawing and practical application of technical documentation in life. The theory is often confusing and not very interesting. For ambitious students, that have problems with these themes I recommend Blender3D tool. This programme is quite difficult to use, therefore the students who use it should be skilled in use of ICT. Blender3D is a free programme for three-dimensional design. It has a lot of features for editing objects that allow to obtain almost any shape. Editing of nets is based on the vertices, edges and polygons so one can create virtually everything in it. I used it for work with children to design historical outfits and the results were beyond my expectations. With poorly drawn sketches we created fantastic creations with detailed textures and weaves of fabrics. The same appeared to designing interiors that should took into account the principles of ergonomics and proper workplace lighting. I must admit that students have a lot of problems with drawing the interior of their room in perspective. However, in the Blender it goes much better. They can create any shape of furniture, colour and direction of light incidence. I emphasize, however, that this is not an easy programme, so it can be introduced as an additional task for volunteers. This method, although not suitable for all, certainly develops interest in design and aspects of material science.

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Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.