A Study on Distribution and Consumption of Craft Education in Pandemic (69259)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Reena Aggarwal

Thursday, 21 September 2023 12:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Gotic
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Craft cluster initiative at National Institute of Fashion Technology, India is designed with an objective to sensitize students of undergraduate college to realities of the craft sector and to provide a systematic continuous regular exposure to unique crafts of India. The collaborative teaching pedagogy followed for this subject aims towards sensitizing the students to the rural aesthetics of the country. Under this exposure, students have a physical interaction and hands-on experience with the Solapur artisans every semester. Due to the pandemic, the faculty teaching this subject has faced an unprecedented situation wherein the subject is remotely taught to the students. The present study explores the adaptation in the teaching pedagogy for remote education for craft based subject and the process of defining and measuring the challenges and advantages of having different teaching pedagogy was achieved by using qualitative research methods. It was found that remote teaching opened a new arena of digital practices that were not previously utilised. Despite being bewildered by the new development induced by pandemic, a lot of modification and manipulation was adapted to teach the subject. This led to not only initiation of ideas amongst the students, faculty and artisans, but also gave rise to a learning environment where technology is intertwined with knowledge of craft. The result of which is an inception of a intervention program with an objective of helping the artisan to have a sustaining income. A collection of contemporary wall arts which were well accepted in the market were designed and developed.

Reena Aggarwal, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India

About the Presenter(s)
Reena Aggarwal Asso Prof NIFT, Mumbai. She is a PhD, working in academician for 25 years She specializes in Textile printing Sustainable textile Traditional textiles Crafts Textile finishes. She has more than 70 publications and paper presentation

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00