Presentation Title

Learning through Service: Assessing the Effectiveness of the FMAD Stitch Shop

Location

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

Session Format

Poster Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Education & Learning - Teaching, Learning & Human Development

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess student-learning outcomes from a service learning component (FMAD Stitch shop) within the FMAD 3236, Apparel II course. The FMAD Stitch shop, is an out-of-class, service learning shop/program that allowed FMAD 3236 students to practice construction techniques and business management organization, while providing a sustainability focused, garment alteration service to members of the University community. The study was approved by the IRB and targeted 23 FMAD students and sought to answer the following research questions 1): Does participation in FMAD service learning increase student confidence in garment construction, business management, and client communication? 2): Does participation in FMAD service learning increase skill competency in the areas of garment construction, business management, and client communication? 3): Does participation in FMAD service learning (FMAD Stitch shop) increase sustainability awareness related to apparel/fashion (student and client)? 4): What is the current status awareness of the FMAD program on Georgia Southern University campus and does participation in FMAD service learning (FMAD Stitch shop) increase awareness? The following data was collected: service logs, reflection essays on mid-term and final exam; self-efficacy questionnaire and grades. The poster will present the preliminary results and implications of the study for teaching and learning.

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Start Date

4-16-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

4-16-2016 4:00 PM

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Learning through Service: Assessing the Effectiveness of the FMAD Stitch Shop

Nessmith-Lane Atrium

The purpose of this study was to assess student-learning outcomes from a service learning component (FMAD Stitch shop) within the FMAD 3236, Apparel II course. The FMAD Stitch shop, is an out-of-class, service learning shop/program that allowed FMAD 3236 students to practice construction techniques and business management organization, while providing a sustainability focused, garment alteration service to members of the University community. The study was approved by the IRB and targeted 23 FMAD students and sought to answer the following research questions 1): Does participation in FMAD service learning increase student confidence in garment construction, business management, and client communication? 2): Does participation in FMAD service learning increase skill competency in the areas of garment construction, business management, and client communication? 3): Does participation in FMAD service learning (FMAD Stitch shop) increase sustainability awareness related to apparel/fashion (student and client)? 4): What is the current status awareness of the FMAD program on Georgia Southern University campus and does participation in FMAD service learning (FMAD Stitch shop) increase awareness? The following data was collected: service logs, reflection essays on mid-term and final exam; self-efficacy questionnaire and grades. The poster will present the preliminary results and implications of the study for teaching and learning.