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Fibre production in the Australian Curriculum

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The Australian Curriculum Technologies, utilises the  context of Fibre production, in conjunction with other key learning areas,  as a means for students to learn about the production of fibres they regularly use and the environments in which these fibres are produced (ACARA, 2013).  Sustainable fibre production is a national and global issue.   It is important for students to know and understand where their fibre comes from and they need to ""develop skills in creating designed solutions involving the production of fibre"" (Anderson, 2013 p. 3 ).

This curation includes a range of web based resources which consider the  ""key processes involved in  fibre production"".  These key processes as stated by ACARA, (2013) include, “production processes, marketing, consumption and the sustainable use of resources.”

 

These resources were collected in line with the

Technologies curriculum,  Design and Technology subject. 

 

ACARA. (2013) http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/organisation/australian-curriculum-connections

 Image (retrieved from http://www.googleimages.cotton)

Anderson, L.  (2013) Transcript: Technologies web cast presented to participants of the Intensive Engagement Activity – March 14, 2013. Retrieved from:

 

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The Future of Wearable Technology | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

As computing moves from our desktops to our phones, we look into the future to see how technology will become increasingly ingrained in our movements and our...
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The clip presents one future for fibre, ''wearable technology'', that is technology embedded into the very fabrics we wear.   

It could be used as an introductory resource for  Primary or  Secondary students, as it would engage  their interest in the possibilities for the future of fibre production.  Also in line with the   Australian Curriculum, Technologies rationale, it would stimulate students creative thinking processes,  as it demonstrates how creative thinkers, think of new ideas, which in order to design and  create require the implementation of new or existing  technologies (ACARA, 2013)
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 ACARA. (2013) Retrieved from:

(http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/rationale-aims/technologies)

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Emma Pails's curator insight, May 26, 2014 11:30 PM

This short YouTube movie briefly explains the future of wearable technology and how it is slowly becoming a part of everyday lives. This movie explains how this new wearable technology is a exciting and different process that can be created by almost anyone with the right resources and design ideas.

 

This clip could easily be used at the start of a designing unit, where students would design and in the upper years create their own wearable technology, with the use of recyclable items. It would be a great introduction video and would spark students’ ideas and create great discussions.

 

Check it out here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qFW4zwXzLs

 

Australian Curriculum links:

 

Foundation to Year 2 Content Descriptions

Design and Technologies processes and production skills

Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment (ACTDEP008)

 

Year 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Design and Technologies processes and production skills

Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to make designed solutions (ACTDEP016)

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Educating Our Children About Food and Fibre Production

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http://www.nswaat.org.au/front_page/food_fibre_production.pdf

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Hollie Baillieu asks "What are you wearing?"

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Hollie Baillieu has been recognised as a "Young Farming Champion",  with a passion for sustainable Australian agriculture.  In this slide- share Baillieu highlights that due to the increasing costs associated with farming in todays society,  farmers need to be efficient and  technologically smart.   Baillieu uses cotton as an example to depict this, and goes through the many stages, production processes  and people involved to turn cotton  into a pair of jeans. 

 

Curriculum links

Foundation to year 2 Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Year 3 and 4  Investigate food and fibre production .... used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)

Year 5 and 6 Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in  in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

 Year 7 and 8 Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

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On-Farm Research and Development - Wool.com - Australian Wool Innovation

On-Farm Research and Development - Wool.com - Australian Wool Innovation | Wearable Technology - a collection of web resources for sustainable fibre production | Scoop.it
On-Farm Research and Development
Suzanne Dunne's insight:

Wool.com website on On-Farm Research and Development contains an extensive range of informative resources on wool production.  Main topics are  Sheep Health, Welfare and Productivity,Wool Harvesting & Quality Preparation and Production Systems and Eco Credentials.   

 

Curriculum links

Foundation to year 2:   Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Year 3 and 4:    Investigate food and fibre production .... used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)

Year 5 and 6:   Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in  in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

 Year 7 and 8:   Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

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sustainable fibres

This video is about organic cotton.
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This video about organic cotton could be shown to  Foundation to Year 2 students in line with the  Technologies curriculum.  As it explores how cotton is grown, manufactured and used to make clothing and other household items.

Curriculum links

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

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About Man-made Fibres

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This web resource provides information about a variety of Man-made fibres and the production processes associated with developing them.  It also outlines how Man-made fibres are sustainable.  

Curriculum links

Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

Independently develop criteria for success to assess design ideas, processes and solutions and their sustainability (ACTDEP038)

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LED Ampli-Tie with Flora - YouTube

Make a VU meter necktie! http://learn.adafruit.com/led-ampli-tie/ Becky Stern shows you how to make this Flora project which uses the Electret Microphone Amp...
Suzanne Dunne's insight:

Becky Stern of adafruit.com, has designed an innovative range of DIY wearable technology on-line tutorials.  This is  an example of a light up neck tie with microphone.  These DIY workshops are great ideas for teachers to implement, as students can create  their own ""wearable technology"".  This aligns with the ACARA (2013), for example the Year 6, elaboration which states that students are able to investigate "the use of technologies including digital technologies in the production of fibre""

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Primary Industries Education Foundation

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Primary Industries Education Foundation's is a preferred provider of credible, relevant and factual information on all matters relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry for Australia's teachers, students and the community
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The Primezone website www.primezone.edu.au

is a one-stop portal of primary industries resources for schools and the community.  The site is searchable by the Australian Curriculum subject areas. 

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A Problem with Insects - A Cotton Story | TechNyou

A Problem with Insects - A Cotton Story | TechNyou | Wearable Technology - a collection of web resources for sustainable fibre production | Scoop.it
Images of locust plagues have long inspired movies and news items. At their most extreme, they can destroy an annual crop in hours, taking away a good percentage of a farmer’s income and increasing costs to consumers. But, our past methods of widespread insecticide spraying have proven costly - both financially and environmentally.
Suzanne Dunne's insight:

TechNyou provides a variety of lesson plans.  Follow this link to discover a series of 5 x 50  minute lessons regarding cotton production.  The lessons are designed for Years 5 & 6 and directly link to the Technologies curriculum.

 

 

 

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New Learn About Wool kits deliver our fibre to the classroom - Wool.com - Australian Wool Innovation

New Learn About Wool kits deliver our fibre to the classroom - Wool.com - Australian Wool Innovation | Wearable Technology - a collection of web resources for sustainable fibre production | Scoop.it

WNew Learn About Wool kits deliver our fibre to the classroom

Suzanne Dunne's insight:

The Australian Wool Education Kit is an innovative resource, available for free to primary and secondary school teachers. 

The kit provides teachers with current information specific to the Australian Curriculum, Technologies context of Fibre production.  For example topics cover on farm production, processing, marketing and fashion.    The Kit contains a variety of teaching resources including  multimedia presentations, fabric and fibre samples, facts sheets and  posters.

 

Curriculum links

Foundation to year 2:   Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Year 3 and 4:    Investigate food and fibre production .... used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)

Year 5 and 6:   Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in  in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

 Year 7 and 8:   Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

 

To apply simply contact the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099 or email teacherskit@wool.com.

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Emma Salter's curator insight, June 6, 2014 7:33 AM

Thanks to Suzanne Dunne for revealing this great resource, ‘Learn about wool kits’ which are free to any primary or secondary teacher.  The Learn about Wool kits include multimedia presentations, fabric and fibre samples, factsheets and posters.  The extensive classroom resources describe in detail the on-farm production, processing, marketing and fashion aspects of Australia's natural fibre, therefore concurring with the Australian Curriculum Technologies context of fibre production.

 

“Whether investigating wool as a material for a fashion project, exploring its rich and colourful history or investigating the way modern wool producers manage the natural environment, the Learn About Wool kit contains material to engage and excite students across all ages and learning areas”.

 

References:

Australian Wool Innovation Limited. (2014). Retrieved June 06, 2014 from http://www.wool.com/en/about-AWI/media-releases/New-Learn-About-Wool-kits-deliver-our-fibre-to-the-classroom?year=0&month=0&category=0&page=1.

 

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014) Retrieved http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10?y=3-4&s=DEPPS&s=DEKU&layout=1.

 

Suzanne Dunne's comment, June 10, 2014 12:01 AM
Yes happy to share, it is a great resource
Suzanne Dunne's comment, June 10, 2014 12:01 AM
Yes happy to share, it is a great resource
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Lessons and Units | Cotton Australia

Lessons and Units | Cotton Australia | Wearable Technology - a collection of web resources for sustainable fibre production | Scoop.it
Suzanne Dunne's insight:

Cotton Australia has provided a range of units of work (UOW), for Foundation to Senior Secondary level students regarding  Sustainable Fibre Production.   

In line with the Australian Curriculum, Technologies, the units integrate the Learning area of Technology into other key Learning areas, for example Science, Literacy, and the Cross curriculum priority; Sustainability (ACARA, 2013). 

One of the units designed for middle schoolers is entitled "Agriculture in a Changing Climate"(Retrieved from www.cottonaustralia.com.au)

The unit aims to develop the students understanding of ""some of the possible implications of climate change on the major agricultural industries in Australia"".  (Retrieved from www.cottonaustralia.com.au). 

 Curriculum links

Year 5 and 6:   Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in  in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

 Year 7 and 8:   Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

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Manmade /Artificial fibres

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This resource provides in-depth information about how Man-made fibres are formed, through chemical synthesis or by fibre formation  from natural sources. 

 Curriculum links

Year 5 and 6:   Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in  in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

Year 7 and 8:   Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

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What are sustainable fibers? | FASHIONmeGREEN

What are sustainable fibers? | FASHIONmeGREEN | Wearable Technology - a collection of web resources for sustainable fibre production | Scoop.it
Read through our comprehensive list of the best natural and sustainable fibers that make up the fabrics we use today.
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This article considers what is accepted as ''sustainable fibers' and then asks if some man-made, or synthetic, fibres can be actually more sustainable that natural ones as they do not use as many resources as the natural fibres to produce. 

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This article could be used to stimulate the thinking of year 7 & 8 students in line with the content description:  Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

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STeP - Sustainable Textile Production

Sustainable Textile Production (STeP)' by OEKO-TEX® is a certification system for brands, retail companies and manufacturers from the textile chain who want ...
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This resource presents the OEKO-TEX model for sustainable textile production, and the benefits that  result from following the model .

Curriculum links

Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

Use project management processes when working individually and collaboratively to coordinate production of designed solutions (ACTDEP039)

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