Video documentation of broadloom weaving processes for effective teaching and learning of fabric weaving in Senior High Schools in Kwahu East and East Akim Districts.

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September, 2010
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Over the years, there has been a gap between school-based weaving and community-based weaving technologies. This gap so created is as a result of some textiles teachers who lack the basic skills to handle practical weaving on the broadloom in Senior High Schools pursuing textiles. This study, addressing the gap so created, has identified and described broadloom equipment, materials and systematic processes involved in broadloom weaving. A video documentary on broadloom equipment, materials and systematic processes involved in broadloom weaving has been developed and field tested to reveal its strength as a teaching tool to facilitate the teaching and learning of textiles in public and private Senior High Schools. Three phases make up the entire project. Phase One deals with interviews conducted and observations made at public and private Senior High Schools and local broadloom weaving centres. Phase Two contains the Video filming processes and its content. Phase Three, the final phase involves using the video as a tool for teaching in the classroom. Time spun used by the researcher for field-testing of the documentary was short so more extensive testing and use of the video is needed to refine and improve its effectiveness as a teaching tool. The reality of this project, however, depends solely on the heads of Senior High Schools whose duty is to furnish their schools with the needed weaving equipment, accessories and materials for practical weaving.
A project report submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Art Education).